Published: Thu, September 06, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Catch 22: Suárez Navarro snaps Sharapova's streak

Catch 22: Suárez Navarro snaps Sharapova's streak

Sharapova tried to fight back, missed another game point in the final game but failed a couple of routine backhands while Suárez Navarro converted on her first match point with the same smart, outstanding play that brought her there, and sealed the win striking her 20th victor of the match.

Tell that to Maria Sharapova who, after a 6-4, 6-3 loss to Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro on Monday, said that it was nothing compared to what the Russian endured when she arrived in the United States in 1994 with only her father and US$700 (S$960) in their pockets.

"Just a little too up-and-down", is the way Sharapova described her performance Monday.

Sharapova, who had been 22-0 under the lights at Arthur Ashe Stadium, lost 4-6, 3-6 in the fourth round against the number 30 seed Navarro.

She made the fourth round at the US Open previous year in her first Slam since her return, the third round in Australia in January and quarter-finals in Paris before a first round exit at Wimbledon in July. "I'm happy to beat her tonight", Suarez Navarro said. For me it's totally different, so I'm really happy because I really played a really good match.

"Andy Roddick was doing a pretty good impression of me".

"I am really glad I got the win", said Keys after reaching her third Grand Slam quarter-final of the season.

In the women's draw, Madison Keys eased into the quarter-finals with a 6-1, 6-3 victory over Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova. An emotional Osaka wiped tears from her eyes in an on-court interview, thanking the crowd and saying she would not have forgiven herself had she lost.

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"I think it was some type of heat illness or something like that", Tsurenko said. "But today was one of the toughest matches in my life". Maybe since she's so young, she was a little bit hesitant.

She was able to play through the pain and eventually won the match in 2 hours, 32 minutes.

Sabalenka, who was not ranked high enough to get into the tournament 12 months ago, has been one of the form players of the summer and arrived in NY on the back of her first WTA Tour title in New Haven before beating Petra Kvitova in the third round. "Like a part of me knew it was coming, but at the same time I was always very unprepared", Osaka said.

The other unlikely quarterfinal will be No. 20 seed Naomi Osaka against unseeded Lesia Tsurenko.

Next up for Osaka is a last-eight meeting with the unseeded Tsurenko, but she is dreaming of a final against her hero.

She was beaten by world number 12 Garbine Muguruza 6-2 6-1 in the last eight at the French Open this year in a one-sided match.

Kei Nishikori will be hoping to make another deep run at his most successful Grand Slam event after he easily outclassed Philipp Kohlschreiber 6-3, 6-2, 7-5 to reach the quarter-finals. I've never felt so bad on court.

"When I was a break down in the final set I thought I would even break a leg if needed so I could get to every ball".

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