Osaka plays her first tournament in Miami since her grand slam victory at the Australian Open. On Friday she beat the Croatian Ajla Tomljanovic (WTA 77) fairly quickly in the second round: 7-6 (7/3) and 6-4, on Sunday she took advantage of the retirement for the match of the Serbian Nina Stojanovic (WTA 95). ). Stojanovic was absent from the match due to an injury to her right thigh.
Osaka may face Elise Mertens in the next round if 25-year-old Limburg peer Anett Kontaveit from Estonia can beat. Mertens and Kontaveit have played against each other three times before, of which Mertens could win two.
Challenger Lille – Zizou Bergs captures second Challenger title
Zizou Bergs (ATP 329) has won the Challenger Tournament in Lille, France. The 21-year-old Limburger, who qualified for the main table via qualifications, defeated the French top seed Grégoire Barrère (ATP 117) in three sets on Sunday in the final: 4-6, 6-1 and 7-6 (7/5) . The game lasted 1 hour and 52 minutes.
Bergs was doing very well this month. At the beginning of March, he bagged his first Challenger title in St. Petersburg. He previously won two Futures (in 2018) and two 15,000 dollar tournaments (in 2019 and 2020).