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Naomi Osaka Into Miami Open Semi-Finals With Straight Set Win

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Naomi Osaka is into the semi-finals of the Miami Open after a straight-set defeat of USA’s Danielle Collins

The former world number one beat Collins 6-2 6-1 to progress after just an hour of playing.

Prior to this tournament, Osaka had a difficult outing at Indian Wells after a heckler left her in tears.

At both Indian Wells and the Australian Open back in January, the four-time Grand Slam champion has suffered early exits. But in Miami, Osaka looks to have hit the ground running once again, yet to drop a single set so far.

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The 24-year-old will face Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic in the last four.

Bencic has also not dropped a set this tournament, and the odds are in her favour. She has beaten Osaka in four of five of their previous meetings, most recently in 2019.

The semi-final will take place March 31.

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