Barty reaches Cincy semis, Osaka retires with knee injury

Ash Barty jokes I hope Maria Sharapova says she faced

In September 2018, Osaka won her first grand slam title, beating Serena Williams in a controversial US Open final that saw the American docked a game after calling the umpire a "thief".

Osaka had won the second set to level the match and was down a game in the third when she was seen by the trainer for almost 10 minutes. "I felt like we have done well to fight all week and then to put ourselves in this position, but Sveta was unreal today". "I definitely think I played some of my best tennis consistently this week".

Naomi Osaka, the defending US Open champion, withdrew from her semifinal match on Friday with discomfort in her left knee that left her anxious about her condition heading to NY.

The Japanese star, who could lose her world number one ranking if Australian Ashleigh Barty wins her semifinal on Saturday, was forced to quit in pain - American Sofia Kenin a 6-4, 1-6, 2-0 win.

Victor of the US Open in 2004 and the French Open in 2009, the 34-year-old has struggled with injuries throughout her career but has now defeated eighth seeded Sloane Stephens, Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova and now Barty in successive matches.

Osaka's withdrawal comes after Serena Williams, the woman she beat in a tumultuous final at Flushing Meadows a year ago, pulled out of Cincinnati with back problems.

Keys totaled 43 winners to 33 unforced errors, and was able to break three times on seven break points, as Kuznetsova totaled 13 winners and 13 unforced, and went just 2-for-7 on break point chances.

"To finally lift the trophy this week is an awesome feeling", Medvedev said.

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Heading to Cincinnati after three straight losses, world no. 18 Madison Keys toppled all the obstacles to lifting the crown, her fifth in a career and the second of the season after Charleston.

"I had to serve well, and not give her too many looks at second serves".

Barty is feeling good about her play with the US Open 10 days away.

Elsewhere in the men's draw, France's Richard Gasquet earned his first Masters 1000 quarter-final victory in six years, defeating Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-2.

"I see mostly positives in my game", Djokovic said.

Medvedev reached the final at Montreal last week and lost to Rafael Nadal. Kuznetsova has reached a WTA final for the first time since July 30, 2018 when she was victorious in Washington.

She'll move up to the No 10 ranking after a gritty showing that was typical of her week. Murray played singles for the first time since hip surgery in January and lost his opening match.

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