Belinda Bencic
Belinda Bencic

World Number one, Naomi Osaka takes on the Swiss tennis player, Belinda Bencic in the fourth round of the US Open 2019. Osaka has lost to Bencic in their past two meetings this year, and the Japanese sensation has won just once against her.

The 13th seed at Flushing Meadows, Bencic halted the top-seed from defending her US Open crown on Arthur Ashe Stadium as she won 7-5, 6-4 and reached the last eight round.

“I was so excited to come on the court, the challenge could not be bigger so I had to be on top of my game, I’m really pleased with how I played and how I managed my nerves in the end. Taking the serve early, trying to anticipate because she has a lot of power … I’m not the person with the most winners or aces, I had to play it a bit like chess with tactics on the court,” Bencic said on court.

Osaka vs Bencic: 5-7, 4-6

She dethrones the reigning US Open champion! Belinda Bencic

Naomi Osaka vs Belinda Bencic US Open 2019 Live

Osaka reading some notes before Bencic serves for the match…

Naomi Osaka vs Belinda Bencic US Open 2019 Live

Osaka vs Bencic: 5-7, 4-5

Textbook return from Bencic was produced while Osaka was trying to make love hold, despite the pushing from Bencic’s end, Naomi held her serve with a forehand inside out winner!

Bencic will serve for a place in the quarterfinals!

Osaka vs Bencic: 5-7, 3-5

In the second set, Bencic won 100% points on her first serve so far. With Osaka’s knee creating a hindrance in her movement, Bencic lead by 5-3.

Osaka vs Bencic: 5-7, 3-4

The entire Arthur Ashe Stadium backs the defending champ!

8 aces for Osaka now as she rips a backhand down the line winner and holds to trail by a set and a break.

Naomi Osaka vs Belinda Bencic US Open 2019 Live

 

Osaka vs Bencic: 5-7, 2-4

It’s just beautiful and relentless hitting from Bencic, and she consolidates!

Naomi Osaka vs Belinda Bencic US Open 2019 Live

Bencic on fire!

Osaka takes an MTO, the physio is on to see her…. 

Osaka vs Bencic: 5-7, 2-3

OSAKA IN REAL TROUBLE!

Unforced errors from Osaka and Bencic’s winner return on Naomi’s lethal volley gave her three break chances. A double-fault from the Japanese led her to lose her serve at love.

Bencic breaks to love!

Osaka vs Bencic: 5-7, 2-2

Double fault in the game from Bencic gave Osaka a 30-15 privilege, but a winner and a strong serve allowed her to make a hold.

Osaka vs Bencic: 5-7, 2-1

Unforced errors seemed to put Osaka in trouble, but her brawny serves rescued her from going a break down in the second set.

Osaka vs Bencic: 5-7, 1-1

Bencic emulates the same!

Osaka vs Bencic: 5-7, 1-0

A quick game by Osaka!

Pundits Views

First Set Summery

Naomi Osaka vs Belinda Bencic US Open 2019 Live

Osaka vs Bencic: 5-7

Bencic earned two set points and commits a double-fault on one of them. With Osaka failing to return her serve, Bencic leads the fourth round encounter by a set!

Osaka vs Bencic: 5-6

Bencic Breaks!

Naomi Osaka vs Belinda Bencic US Open 2019 Live

A phenomenal forehand volley on the left corner of Naomi’s court gave Bencic the break point, she struck a down the line backhand pass to break Naomi’s serve!

Now she will serve for the first set!

Osaka vs Bencic: 5-5

Both of them in the race to quarterfinals the set did not seem to seesaw…

Osaka vs Bencic: 5-4

Naomi holds!

Osaka vs Bencic: 4-4

Bencic holds!

Osaka vs Bencic: 4-3

Consecutive winners and a textbook backhand stroke gave Osaka a 40-0 lead. Trying to make a swift finish, Osaka nets the ball and later held to 15 with her 11th winner of the match.

Osaka vs Bencic: 3-3

Bencic commences the game with a double-fault but makes a hold!

Osaka vs Bencic: 3-2

Bencic’s game draws parallels with Martina Hingis’ strokes, but the powerful Osaka frustrated the Swiss as she made a hold with an ace.

Osaka vs Bencic: 2-2

The top-seed stabilizes the set, as Osaka takes the break back on her first break chance!

Game On!

Osaka vs Bencic: 1-2

Naomi served a 111 mph ace, but Bencic remained aggressive with her returns. Another unforced error from the defending champion gives the Swiss yet another break chance but it is yet again saved by an ace from Naomi.

Return winner from Bencic was delivered on Naomi’s second serve and that gave the third break point in the same game. Naomi’s onerous serve rescued her from going a double break down and she made a gutsy hold.

Naomi Osaka vs Belinda Bencic US Open 2019 Live
Naomi Osaka vs Belinda Bencic US Open 2019 Live

Osaka vs Bencic: 0-2

A comfortable hold from the Swiss champ and she leads the opening set at 2-0.

Osaka vs Bencic: 0-1

Bencic breaks Osaka on her opening service game with a hefty backhand and followed by Osaka’s double fault.

Warm-Up:

The defending champ, Osaka wins toss elects to serve first!

Afternoon in New York with these two!👇