Luck was on his side. The current world number two Naomi Osaka advanced to the knockout stages of the Miami Open after her rival in the round of 32, Serbian tennis player Nina Stojanovic, did not appear for her duel due to an injury that forced her to leave the match. In this way, the Japanese awaits a rival for the next round.
This way, Osaka awaits her opponent in the round of 16 that will come out of the match between Elise Mertens and Anett Kontaveit.
It is worth noting that the current number two of the WTA arrives in Miami with a serious chance of becoming the monarch of the ranking if a series of results are combined. The dream of becoming a champion and being number one is still intact for Osaka.