Osaka advances against wily Sevastova

Naomi Osaka fought back from a set and 4-1 down to beat Hsieh Su-Wei

Osaka, who beat Williams in last year's U.S. Open final, edged No. 13 Anastasija Sevastova 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in the fourth round, while Svitolina got past 2017 U.S. Open finalist Madison Keys 6-2, 1-6, 6-1.

The U.S. Open champion recovered both times and avoided slipping out of the Australian Open on Saturday with a 5-7, 6-4, 6-1 third-round win over Hsieh Su-wei.

Match Svitolina-Keyes lasted 1 hour and 36 minutes and ended with the victory of the Ukrainian in three sets.

Although Keys won five games in a row, Svitolina was more accurate when it came to winning break points when she managed to fend off five of them until she eventually won in the third set.

The American was rewarded with a double break taking the set 6-1 after 23 minutes.

In night matches later Monday, Serena Williams will continue her bid for an eighth Australian and Open-era record 24th singles major when she takes on No. 1-ranked Simona Halep, and six-time men's victor Novak Djokovic is against Daniil Medvedev.

The 25-year-old's previous match against Briton Johanna Konta set a record for the latest start in the tournament's history after it began in the early hours of Friday morning.

"I was happy to handle that pressure at 1-1 in the third set".

"She said, like, 'You're young, you're very good and you will be a good player in the future.' It's nice to hear those words from a legend", said the 57th-ranked Yastremska, who eliminated 2011 U.S. Open champion Sam Stosur in the first round and 23rd-seeded Carla Suarez Navarro in the second.

Sevastova, however, pushed back in an attempt to save a break point and even the score after a thrilling sixth game.

She reached an Australian Open quarterfinal for the second straight year. I just told myself I'm going to die or win so it was just a mental game. I don't know how to describe that.

"She's always someone that comes out and serves big and plays well", Williams said of her next opponent. "I just try to stick in there", Osaka said. Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts during her match against Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova.

Osaka will play the victor of Wang Qiang and Anastasija Sevastova for a place in the quarter-finals. I feel like during the first set, I might have tried to over-hit or she (Sevastova) was returning a lot of balls.

Osaka will hope to erase the Hsieh match from mind by then, having been hopelessly outpointed for the best part of two sets by a player whose unorthodox game regularly troubles the Tour's top names.

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