Tennis Australia News, 2021 Gippsland Trophy Women’s Singles Quarter Final Report: Irina-Camelia Begu v Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka came off from a 3rd round win v Katie Boulder from England. Where she will meet Irina-Camelia Begu from Romain. As the 4th quarter final game of the 2021 Gippsland trophy heats up. In the women’s singles to avoid all confusion.

Irina-Camelia fired off with the early headstart 2-1. Where the built up base is there by the initial halfway mark. Nice and simple. But unable to find the finishing to bridge that gap. As Osaka came back from behind to tie 3-3. Before Irina-Camilla just slipped away after the first set. Despite some close chances made when she tied with Osaka 5-5. But Osaka ultimately took the 1st stage win 7-5.

In the 2nd set however Irina-Camilla lost the momentum. And the consistency needed to stay ahead. At least to give herself a reprieve. Where Osaka jumped ahead big time with the easiest conversions 5-1. The Romanian may have earned a set late. But it was not enough to justify a possible semis berth. The final score is 7-5, 6-1 with Osaka as the winner.

Osaka will advance in the semi final taking the 2nd game berth. And her opponent is Elise Mertens from Belgium. Or Elina Svitolina from Ukraine. Pending on that result in this other quarter game. If Osaka wins then she will go into the main final. Either World No.9 Ekaterina Alexandrova from Russia. Or Kaia Kanepi (Estonia).

Just unlucky for Irina-Camellia Begu in this matchup. She has gone through round by round. Despite not have won any first stage wins at all. But able to make up executions in the 2nd half. Before used the reprieve to win matches. It is something that identified as her weakness. When going up against a decent player like Osaka. And she would have any different if she did take 1st stage wins beforehand.

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Matthew Nicholas, the founder/blogger/vlogger on Sports Benches, is an aspiring cricket player & passionate sports fanatic who lives in Sydney, Australia.

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