Miami Open Masters 2019 Results: No. 1 Naomi Osaka Upset on Saturday

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 23, 2019

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, kneels on the court during her match against Hsieh Su-Wei, of Taiwan, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Saturday, March 23, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
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Action in the 2019 Miami Open continued Saturday in Miami Gardens, Florida, as the event whittled down the respective fields in the men's and women's singles tournaments.

The third round got underway in the women's draw, with top-seeded Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova, Angelique Kerber and BNP Paribas Open champion Bianca Andreescu all taking the court. In the case of Kerber and Andreescu, they were set for a rematch of the final in Indian Wells, California.

On the men's side, the second was drawing to a conclusion. Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev all received center-stage treatment at Hard Rock Stadium.

Here's a look at the scores from Saturday and a recap of the results.


Saturday Results

Men's Singles

David Ferrer def. No. 2 Alexander Zverev, 2-6, 6-3, 7-5

No. 4 Roger Federer def. Radu Albot, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3

No. 6 Kevin Anderson def. Jaume Munar, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3

No. 8 Stefanos Tsitsipas def. Mackenzie McDonald, 6-4, 6-4

Andrey Rublev def. No. 9 Marin Cilic, 6-4, 6-4

Jordan Thompson def. No. 10 Karen Khachanov, 6-2, 6-3

No. 13 Daniil Medvedev def. Adrian Mannarino, 6-2, 6-1

No. 14 Marco Cecchinato def. Damir Dzumhur, (walkover)

No. 18 David Goffin def. Pablo Andujar, 6-4, 6-1

No. 20 Denis Shapovalov def. Daniel Evans, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3

Reilly Opelka def. No. 21 Diego Schwartzman, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

No. 24 Grigor Dimitrov def. Feliciano Lopez, 6-1, 6-3

Leonardo Mayer def. No. 26 Guido Pella, 6-2, 6-4

No. 28 Frances Tiafoe def. Miomir Kecmanovic, 7-6(6), 7-6(5)

Filip Krajinovic def. No. 30 Stan Wawrinka, 5-7, 6-2, 7-6 (5)

Joao Sousa def. No. 31 Steve Johnson, 7-6 (6), 6-4


Women's Singles

No. 27 Su-Wei Hsieh def. No. 1 Naomi Osaka, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3

No. 3 Petra Kvitova def. No. 26 Donna Vekic, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4

No. 7 Kiki Bertens def. Viktoria Kuzmova, 3-6, 6-0, 6-1

No. 12 Ashleigh Barty def. Samantha Stosur, 6-0, 6-3

No. 13 Caroline Wozniacki def. Monica Niculescu, 6-4, 7-6 (4)

No. 19 Caroline Garcia def. No. 15 Julia Gorges, 6-0, 7-5

No. 21 Anett Kontaveit def. Ajla Tomljanovic, 7-6(3), 2-6, 7-6(4)


Saturday Recap

For the third tournament in a row after winning the Australian Open, Osaka exited far earlier than expected. She fell in three sets to 27th-seeded Su-Wei Hsieh.

Osaka took the first set 6-4, which WTA Insider noted was historically a sign of good things to come:

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Hsieh gets the break. She leads Naomi Osaka *4-3. Osaka has not lost a match where she’s won the 1st set since 2016. Her 63-match streak in danger here. Hsieh two games from her 2nd win over a World No.1. #MiamiOpen

She even earned a service break to open the second set, helping her to build a 5-3 lead and serve for the match up 5-4. Hsieh broke back for the first time in the set to tie it at five, and the two alternated games to force the tiebreaker.

The third set was neck-and-neck early on, with the score tied at three after six games. Hsieh then reeled off the next three games to punch her ticket into the fourth round.


Hsieh Su-Wei continues to slay at the @MiamiOpen She stuns World No.1 Osaka, 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-3! https://t.co/WnqXgNQoxj

Kvitova had her hands full with No. 26 Donna Vekic. The Australian Open runner-up won the first set but fell behind 0-3 in the second and eventually lost it 3-6. She rebounded quickly to break Vekic's serve in the opening game of the third and didn't relinquish control.

With neither player dropping serve over the remainder of the match, that break was enough to see Kvitova through to victory.

Wawrinka is one of five seeded players in the men's draw to fall Saturday. The three-time Grand Slam champion took the first set, but Filip Krajinovic quickly leveled things up in the second.

Wawrinka appeared to be sitting pretty in the third-set tiebreaker, going ahead 4-1. Krajinovic claimed six of the next seven points to secure the upset.

Ninth-seeded Marin Cilic and 10th-seeded Karen Khachanov bowed out in straight sets. No. 6 Kevin Anderson moved on after beating Jaume Munar in three sets. Anderson registered 17 aces in the win.

Federer survived a difficult challenge from Radu Albot. The 37-year-old Swiss didn't make things easy for himself by committing 41 unforced errors.

This was the first time Federer and Albot faced off at an ATP Tour event. After the match, Federer mentioned how his unfamiliarity with his opponent presented an issue.

"I expected a player with a great attitude, which he showed," he said, per the ATP Tour's official site. "An aggressive baseliner, who moves well. He's not afraid to come to the net. The problem is I've never practiced with him. I've never really seen him play live matches."

Federer's serve was largely his saving grace. He had 14 aces and dropped only 24 of his 91 service points.

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.@rogerfederer wills himself to a tough three set victory over Radu Albot. Federer defeats Albot 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. #MiamiOpen https://t.co/KzlSOoo55u

Things should get a little easier in the third round. Rather than Wawrinka, he'll take on Krajinovic, against whom he's 2-0 on the Tour.


The schedule and tournament brackets (men's singles and women's singles) are available on the Miami Open's official site.