American Tennis player, American Amanda Anisimova has knocked renowned Tennis player, Naomi Osaka out of the Australian Open.
Interestingly, the defending champion, Osaka was beaten by unseeded Anisimova.
Anisimova, 20 completed her comeback in a third set tie-break to win 4-6 6-3 7-6 (10-5) while, a two-time Australian Open champion, Osaka had gone a set up in the high-quality match on Friday but failed to close it out.
The feat for Anisimova after the match triggered comments. “I’m speechless, I absolutely love playing in front of you guys in Melbourne. Honestly, it’s so much fun,”
“I mean, I can’t stop smiling even when I’m playing, even though I should be serious,” Anisimova said.
It was a superb match between both tennis players, especially being their first meeting, the Australian crowd cheered both players on until its conclusion.
World No. 60 Anisimova saved two match points and she continues her impressive form this season.
On the next match, the American will be facing a two-time grand slam winner Ash Barty for a place in the quarterfinals.
Barty came through her third-round match against Italy’s Camila Giorgi with ease, winning 6-2 6-3.