Improved Naomi Osaka arrives at Madrid's open quarter

MADRID: Number One Of The World Naomi Osaka He Delivered An Improved Screen To Reach The Quarterfinals Of The Madrid Open On Wednesday, Beating Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-2 6-3 While Petra Kvitova And Simona Halep He Also Did It In The Last Eight.

Osaka Had A Hard-fought Three-set Win Over Sara Sorribes Tormo In The Previous Round But Had A Match Against Sasnovich, Who Had Brushed Past 6-0 6-0 On Route To Her U.S. Open Triumph Last Year.

The Belarusian Showed A Little More Resistance This Time And Osaka Was Forced To Save Two Break Points On The Way To Taking The First Set And Comfortably Saw The Second To Set Up A Meeting With Unseeded Belinda Bencic Of Switzerland.

" I Think I Played Well Today But I Knew That I Had To Because I've Played It Twice Before And It Was Hard Court And Then I Did Not Know What To Expect Today So I Tried To Stay As Focused As I Could," Osaka Told Reporters.

" I'm In A Very Good Place Right Now, I Feel Like I Was Having Fun Playing Tennis Again Which Is Always A Good Thing And I Always Play Well If I Have That Mentality."

Kvitova, Champion Of Madrid In 2018, Won France Caroline Garcia 6-3 6-3 To Set Up A Re-match Of Last Year's Final With Kiki Bertens In The Quarter-final.

Halep, Champion In 2016 And 2017, Will Meet Ashleigh Barty Of Australia After Thrashing Viktoria Kuzmova 6-0 6-0, Losing Only 12 Points In The Entire Match Which She Described As Her Best-ever Performance.

" I Think It Was The Best Match That I Have Ever Had I Remember Eleven I Won 6-0 6-0 In 2016 In Bucharest, The End But It's The Best Match And I'm Happy With The Way I Played," Romanian Said.

Sloane Stephens Beat Zheng Saisai Of China 3-6 6-3 6-2 And Will Meet Petra Martic, Who Earned Second Walkover In A Row When Her Compatriot Donna Vekic Retired In The Third Set Of Their Match. Martic Was Leading 3-0 In The Third, After Losing The First Set 4-6 And Winning The Second 6-3.