After upsetting world third seed Garbine Muguruza 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 in a second-round win at the BNP Paribas Open in California on Friday last, Guyana’s, American Born Sachia Vickery fell to the in-form 20-year-old Naomi Osaka in the third round match.
The young Japanese player, Osaka, had scored straight-set victories over both former world number one Maria Sharapova and Agnieszka Radwañska, to reach the third round and she continued with that impressive form to sweep Vickery 6-3, 6-3.
Vickery who began the tournament ranked at 100 was heralded around the tennis world. Sachia Vickery after coming back from being down a set and three points to defeat 2017 Wimbledon champion Garbiñe Muguruza 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 in the Round-of-64 matches at the Indian Wells, one of the premier tennis tournaments in the World.
Osaka proved too tough to handle and Vickery failed to find that recapture that fight back mojo she used to defeat Muguruza and lost in straight sets, in the battle of the rising stars.
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