Naomi Osaka is out.
The world number one who has won the previous two majors in New York and Melbourne will not be going any further in Paris this year.
It is a defeat that let’s be honest has been coming.
I said in her wins against Schmeidlova and Azarenka that she used her get out of jail free card but it was too far this time for the world number one who’s error hit game come back to haunt her.
36 winners & 38 unforced errors v Schmeidlova
53 winners & 42 unforced errors v Azarenka
25 winners & 38 unforced errors v Siniakova
114 winners and 118 unforced errors in the first three rounds, it was going to catch up with her.
Kate played well on the baseline, her errors and winners balanced out and the main thing that was the difference and for me the big difference in neither Anna or Vika seeing off Naomi earlier on in the tournament is that there was more consistency in her game than everyone else’s.
This is a big win for the Kate, she’s had it tough on the singles with 11 wins and 14 defeats for the world number one in doubles and this win has really opened up the draw now with Naomi joining Kvitova, Svitolina and Pliskova out before week two!