Australian Open: Naomi Osaka loses to Amanda Anisimova in Melbourne

Australian Open: Naomi Osaka loses to Amanda Anisimova in Melbourne

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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

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