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Naomi winning streaks end at 23

 

World number two Naomi Osaka's 23-game dominating run reached an unexpected halt as she lost 6-0 6-4 to Maria Sakkari in the Miami Open quarter-finals. 

Japan's Osaka was dazed by the Greek 23rd seed's forceful beginning, making 12 unforced blunders and not landing one champ in a 21-minute opening set. 


Osaka, 23, covered up under a towel as she attempted to get it together and retaliated to lead 3-0 in the subsequent set. 


However, Sakkari, from 4-1 down, broke twice to dominate five matches in succession for triumph. 


The entirety of Wednesday's ATP and WTA results at the Miami Open 


Sakkari, 25, celebrated with a boisterous thunder as she acquired the greatest win of her profession, victoriously embracing her group in the wake of beating a player positioned on the planet's main three interestingly. 


The world number 25 will play Canadian eighth seed Bianca Andreescu in the last four, after she beat unseeded Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo 6-4 3 6-3. 


"I'm so energized, I'm overly upbeat. I have no words," said Sakkari, who set up the gathering with Osaka in the wake of fending off six match focuses against American Jessica Pegula in the last 16. 


"Dominating a game that way, where I confronted six match focuses, helped me a great deal today. I have made a great deal of rebounds and that is most likely my brand name." 


Osaka's loss implies she won't recapture the world number one positioning from Australia's Ashleigh Barty, who faces Ukraine's Elina Svitolina in the other semi-last.

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