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Australian Open LIVE Results: Defending champion Naomi Osaka knocked out in thriller, Anisimova to face Barty next

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Australian Open LIVE Results: Naomi Osaka knocked out: Defending champion Naomi Osaka has crashed out of the Australian Open. She lost to World No. 60 Amanda Anisimova in Round 3 of the Australian Open 2022. USA’s Amanda looked rock-solid in the final set as she won the tiebreaker 7-6(10) in a thriller. Osaka won the opening set 6-4 but lost the plot to lose the second set. The ultimate battle in the third set pushed the game to 2 hours & 15 mins to complete the upset. Follow Insidesport.IN for all Australian Open LIVE Updates.

Game 1: Naomi Osaka beats Amanda Anisimova 6-4

Game 2: Amanda Anisimova fights back 6-3 against Osaka

Game 3: Amanda Anisimova clinches Game 3, wins tiebreaker to seal progress 7-6

Australian Open LIVE Results: Defending champion Naomi Osaka knocked out in thriller, Anisimova to face Barty next

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Osaka, who has won all her major titles on hardcourts, had two opportunities to close out the match in the 10th game of the deciding set.

But she watched helplessly as the 20-year-old Anisimova, who has seen her ranking plummet due to injury issues, saved both and then converted her first opportunity in the deciding super tiebreak with an ace to seal the match.

The American dropped her racquet and hid her face with her palms as the crowd at the Margaret Court Arena exploded in appreciation.

Anisimova, who reached a career-high ranking of 21 in 2019, threaded 46 winners in the match, while Osaka could manage only 21.

“Going into this match I knew I had to be playing sharp if I wanted to give myself a chance,” the American said on court.

“Naomi is always going to be playing well, she’s an absolute champion, so I knew that I really had to step up my game and try to be aggressive.

“I think that’s what I started doing in the second set. Honestly I’m so grateful that I was able to play so well today and get this win, it means a lot.”

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Australian Open LIVE Results: Defending champion Naomi Osaka knocked out in thriller, Anisimova to face Barty next

Where to watch Australian Open LIVE streaming?

The match will be streamed live on Sony Sports Network– SONY SIX or SONY LIV app in India.

Region Broadcaster
Africa beIN Sports, Supersport
South Africa Supersport
Australia Nine & Stan Sport
China CCTV, iQIYI, GreatSports Media
Japan WOWOW
Malaysia beIN Sports
Europe Eurosport, SSR SRG, Servus TV
France Eurosport
Germany Eurosport
Spain Eurosport
Switzerland Eurosport, SSR SRG
Russia Eurosport
Serbia Eurosport
India & Subcontinent Sony 6
Latin America & Caribbean ESPN International
Middle East beIN Sports
Qatar beIN Sports
Saudi Arabia beIN Sports
UAE beIN Sports
Canada TSN/RDS
North America & US Virgin Islands ESPN
USA ESPN
United Kingdom Eurosport
Singapore beIN Sports

 

Australian Open LIVE Results: Defending champion Naomi Osaka knocked out in thriller, Anisimova to face Barty next

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