Osaka, the fourth seed, finished the world’s 93rd ranked Rogers’s adventure and qualified to meet American Jennifer Brady in the semi-finals of the tournament.
Osaka took to the field with a mask bearing the name of the African American George Floyd, who was killed by US police in May. Osaka extended its winning streak to nine straight victories.
This is the first time that Osaka has qualified for the golden square in one of the four major “Grand Slam” tournaments since winning the Australian Open in 2019. The 22-year-old won the first set of the match in 38 minutes and then completed her lead in the second set effortlessly.
American Jennifer Brady booked her seat in the semi-finals of the tournament by defeating Yuya Putintseva, a player in Kazakhstan 6-3 and 6-2 in the quarter-finals of the tournament. Brady, the tournament’s 28th seed, had little difficulty beating 23th-seeded Putintseva for the tournament in a match that lasted just 69 minutes.
This is the first time Brady has reached the semi-finals of one of the Grand Slam tournaments of the Four Grand Slams, knowing that her previous best result in these tournaments was reaching the fourth round in both the Australian Open and Flushing Meadows in 2017 before reaching the quarter-finals and then The golden square in the current tournament.
Brady won her first WBA titles at Lexington last month. Now, Brady has become the first former team player to reach the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows since Lori McNeil succeeded in it in 1987. Brady finished off the first set of the game in just 34 minutes despite Pottseva’s attempts to block her.