Naomi Osaka (3rd) was quickly out of the last Grand Slam of the season: 18-year-old Canadian Leylah Fernandez (73rd) struck and knocked out the Japanese in the third round 5-7, 7-6 ( 2) and 6-4.
In this way, Osaka, again, could not defend the Grand Slam title, which is the current pending account that the 23-year-old tennis player has and will lose several points in the WTA ranking, falling some places in the world rankings.
The former world number one is the winner of four Grand Slam titles and in defenses of the trophy, she did not manage to even get into the quarterfinals. This time around, he also couldn’t make it to the second week at Flushing Meadows. In 2019, when she was also looking to revalidate the trophy achieved a year earlier in New York, she was eliminated in the round of 16.
After dedicating himself to the Australian Open in 2019, in 2020 he arrived in Melbourne with the dream of repeating, but, as on this occasion, he only reached the third instance. Osaka will look to end this streak at the start of the 2022 season: After lifting the trophy in the first big one of 2021, he will try to settle this pending account in the Major Oceanian.