Osaka advances to final in home city

22 September, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Osaka advances to final in home city

Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka beat Elise Mertens of Belgium on Saturday to reach the final of the Pan Pacific Open, thrilling her Japanese fans in the city of her birth. Top seed Osaka dispatched No. 9 seed Mertens 6-4, 6-1 in Osaka, western Japan, to reach her first final since winning the Australian Open. "It's been kind of rough like the past couple of months so I'm really glad that I made it to the final," she said.


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