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Australian Open Quarterfinals: Naomi Osaka cruises past Hsieh Su-wei to reach semifinals


(AP/Hamish Blair)Naomi Osaka may have survived a scare in her fourth round match in Melbourne, but one wouldn’t have known it on Tuesday.


Osaka cruised to a quick win over Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, in her quarterfinal matchup at Rod Laver Arena at the Australian Open.


With the momentum in hand, Osaka rolled to a quick 3-0 lead in the second set with ease while giving up just four points.


Though Hsieh grabbed an easy win in the fourth game, and another in the sixth, it was too late.


Though Hsieh’s first run to a Grand Slam singles quarterfinals was beyond entertaining — aside from her viral interviews, the 35-year-old knocked off Bianca Andreescu and Marketa Vondrousova — she simply couldn’t put up much of a fight against Osaka on Tuesday.


27 Ons Jabeur of Tunisia in straight sets to reach the fourth round.






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