Japan’s Naomi Osaka reached her 3rd occupation Toray Pan Pacific ultimate with two wins on Saturday.

An afternoon after her quarterfinal in opposition to Yulia Putintseva at ITC Utsubo Tennis Heart was once washed out, Osaka opened her day by way of defeating her Kazakhstani nemesis 6-4, 6-4. The arena No. Four and most sensible seed adopted that with a 6-4, 6-1 semifinal victory over Belgian 9th seed Elise Mertens.


Osaka entered her quarterfinal having misplaced all 3 of her earlier occupation fits in opposition to Putintseva, who beat her two times on grass this summer time.

In her two earlier Toray finals, Osaka misplaced to Caroline Wozniacki and Karolina Pliskova in Tokyo in 2016 and 2018, respectively.

Japan’s Misaki Doi, whose quarterfinal in opposition to Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was once suspended on Friday within the first set, fell 6-2, 6-2 after play was once resumed on Saturday.


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