Naomi Osaka Rises Victorious In US Open First Round! Rising Mixed Ethnicity Player Upsets Angelique Kerber
The US Open keeps on shocking with the results as it comes with the first-round exit of top players.
First, it was the departure of the top British player Johanna Konta on the day one, and yesterday, we witnessed the same with defending champion herself. Yes, the defending US Open women's champion, Angelique Kerber is out of the game!
Kerber faced the world ranked No.45 Japanese player Naomi Osaka under the new roof on Arthur Ashe Stadium in Cincinnati on Tuesday afternoon. The match seemed completely one sided, as the 19-years-old Naomi kept on dominating the German player from the very beginning.
Kerber, on the one hand, was not able to get the ball moving at more than 95 mph while on the other hand, Naomi kept her pace at 108 mph striking 22 clean winners. The match could not go further than the second round and ended up in 65 minutes in straight sets 6-3, 6-1 in favor of Naomi.
The official Twitter account of US Open Tennis also shared a tweet regarding the news.
UPSET ALERT:@Naomi_Osaka_ takes out defending #USOpen champion, 6th seed Angie Kerber.
Did you see that one coming?! pic.twitter.com/dtCQifGR3L — US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 29, 2017
The meeting was indeed the first career face-off for the two players. While the fragile German arrived in disarray after the meet-up, Noami seemed relentless in recording the biggest win of her career.
The first-round exit of the defending US Open Women's champion is not the first time; it's the second indeed. Earlier, Svetlana Kuznetsova had set the record in the year 2005.
Naomi will be now facing the winner of the match between the Rebecca Peterson of Sweden and Denisa Allertova of Czech Republic.
The Family Background of Naomi Osaka:
Naomi Osaka is originally from Japan but was raised in the United States' homes at New York and Fort Lauderdale. The parents of Naomi belong to two different nations; her mother is Japanese while her father is a Haitian. So, when we talk about the ethnicity of this tennis player, she belongs to mixed ethnicity of Japanese, Haitian and American descent.
Naomi owes dual citizenship of both Japan and America. Although she rarely speaks Japanese; she chose to represent Japan. Talking about the siblings of Naomi, she has an elder sister named Mari Osaka, who is also a professional tennis player.
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