Naomi Osaka, the defending champion, has been eliminated from the Australian Open after American Amanda Anisimova survived two match points her route to a dramatic third-round triumph.
At Melbourne Park, Japan’s Osaka, 24, was defeated 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (10-5).
Anisimova, 20, will face top-seeded Ashleigh Barty of Australia in the last 16.
Barty is remains undefeated this week after defeating Italy’s Camila Giorgi 6-2, 6-3.
“I’m speechless. I can’t stop smiling. I’m just laughing. I absolutely love this.
“Going into this match I knew I had to be playing sharp if I wanted to give myself a chance. She [Osaka] is an absolute champion so I knew I would have to step up my game and be aggressive.
“I’m honestly so grateful that I was able to play so well today and get this win. It means a lot.
“Every single day here is an amazing opportunity. I’m just thinking about having fun and I’m looking forward to my next round.” Said, Amanda Anisimova