Caribbean Roots US Open Star Into Third Round Of Australian Open

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 17: Naomi Osaka of Japan serves in her second round match against Tamara Zidansek of Slovenia during day four of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 17, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Fred Lee/Getty Images)
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Jan. 18, 2018: Caribbean-roots US Open champion, Naomi Osaka, is through to the third round of the Australian Open after beating Tamara Zidansek 6-2, 6-4 at Melbourne Park.

The fourth-seeded Japanese-Haitian recovered a service break in the second set and, at 4-4, broke Zidansek’s service to love. Osaka hit an ace to save a break point in the last game and clinched it on her second match point with a service winner.

The US Open champ has been struggling with a back injury and called for the trainer and took medication when leading 2-1 in the second set against Zidansek.

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