Elina Svitolina stops Naomi Osaka

Serena is facing a 1 000 USD fine for not following the tournament guidelines reports the Sport24

She set up a third-round match against American qualifier Sofia Kenin, a 3-6, 6-2 6-2 upset victor over 19th seeded Daria Kasatkina of Russian Federation, who was runner-up to Osaka at Indian Wells last week.

The 36-year-old Serena, playing her fourth match since the birth of her first child in September, is still working her way into form and although demonstrating her trademark power, she struggled to move smoothly around the court.

Osaka said she felt good after the match, but could barely recall what the two said to one another.

Earlier, she was ousted from the Indian Wells Masters after going down against elder sister Venus Williams in the third round of the tournament.

"The "#WhatIsYourS" hashtag is a reference to a campaign Williams started with a message on social media on March 7. The WTA and tournament are to decide if she will be fined, with a potential cost expected to be about US$1,000.

For many the name will be new, but that won't be the case for long as the Haitain-American-Japanese professional tennis player continues her rapid rise towards the top of the game.

"Just really excited, because I have always wanted to play her", Osaka said.

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However, Osaka was understandably delighted.

But Osaka, who will face world No. 4 Elina Svitolina in the second round today, was more than happy to discuss a win that meant so much to her.

"I'm most happy with the win, but secondly, is to see Bethanie back on court", Cornet said after the match. "I'm very grateful I was able to play her and it is better still that I was able to win".

Serena Williams looked a shadow of her former self, yet her opponent was too focused on her own game to notice any glaring deficiencies in the American's game. Not that she had much need for it in a match that was low on tense moments. She did hit a lot of shots which nearly made me fall over and I was like: "'Wow, that's a Serena shot'". Embracing her as her favorite player, the up-and-comer told WTA Insider following the match that she was a bundle of nerves.

The world No. 22, whose eight-match winning streak before Friday included her first career title at the BNP Paribas Open and an opening-round win over Serena Williams in Miami, said she had not considered withdrawing despite severe nausea.

Osaka's powerful serving and relentless return game were even stronger in the second and she broke the eight-times champion to go 3-1 up and was never threatened again.

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