US Open 2021: Naomi Osaka advances to round 3 as Olga Danilovic withdraws due to medical reason at rain-hit US Open

US Open 2021: Naomi Osaka progresses to round 2 as Olga Danilovic withdraws due to medical reason ahead of fixture on Wednesday
US Open 2021: Naomi Osaka progresses to round 2 as Olga Danilovic withdraws due to medical reason ahead of fixture on Wednesday

US Open 2021: Naomi Osaka- Defending champion Naomi Osaka has progressed to round 3 of US Open 2021. This is because her Serbian opponent withdrew due to medical reasons. World No.2 was supposed to face off Olga Danilovic after coming on the back of a straight-set win over Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic. The latter had also registered a straight-set win in the opening set. Osaka will next face Leylah Fernandez or Kaia Kanepi in the third round. As a result, the Kristína Kucova – Simona Halep match was moved from Court 17 to Arthur Ashe Stadium. Meanwhile, rain continued to delay matches at the US Open 2021.

Osaka has an impressive 14:2 win-loss ratio in 2021 hard court events. She is the favourite to reclaim her title after World No.1 Ash Barty. The 23-year-old is expected to dominate the Serbian throughout the fixture. The Japanese is now chasing her 3rd US Open title and 5th Grand Slam trophy.

On the other hand, Olga Danilovic was coming on the back of 4 straight wins, including Qualifiers. The latter had impressed in hard court events with a win-loss ratio of 10:6. However, she has never made it past the second round in the year’s fourth grand slam.

US Open 2021: Naomi Osaka progresses to round 3 as Olga Danilovic withdraws due to medical reason

“I tell people that I’m a perfectionist. I think for me something that’s less than perfection, even though it might be something great, is a disappointment. I don’t really think that’s a healthy way of thinking,” Osaka told US Open after beating Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic in the first round.

“In this tournament I just want to be happy with, like, knowing that I did my best and knowing that even though I didn’t play perfect I was able to win a match in two sets, or if I have to battle, play a match in three sets, know that I made a couple mistakes, but it’s okay at the end of the day because I’ll learn from the matches that I’ll keep playing,” she had added.

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