There will be a new women’s champion at the US Open asNaomi Osaka‘s bid for a second straight title came to an end Monday.
Ranked No. 1 in the world, Osaka lost 7-5, 6-4 to the 13 th-seededBelinda Bencic.
Vekic avenged last year fourth-round US Open loss to Goerges and did so by overcoming a match point against her when she was down 5-4 in the second set.
Bencic is back in the quarters at Flushing Meadows for the second time, having previously done so in 2014 when she was 17 years old.
Her win snaps Osaka’s 17 – match winning streak on hard court, while giving the Swiss player her fourth straight win against a No. 1 and third straight against Osaka overall
Osaka’s loss meansAsh Bartywill be the new No. 1-ranked player in the world come next week. Barty was seeded second at the US Open and also failed to reach the quarterfinals, losing in straight sets Sunday.