Osaka missed out on becoming the first player in 2018 to reach three consecutive finals, losing 6-4 6-4 to Latvia's Anastasija Sevastova in the semi-finals of the China Open in Beijing. Asked at the post-match press conference, where she again looked unhappy, why she had had tears in her eyes on court, she replied curtly, "Because it was a hard match".
Osaka will face China's Zhang Shuai in the quarterfinals, who knocked out world No. 3 Angelique Kerber 6-1, 2-6, 6-0 on Thursday.
"It was one of my best tournaments ever".
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If she wins against Wozniacki, Sevastova will rise to world number 11 but only to world number 12 if she loses.
"I feel great being here".
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"Playing against Juan, he was sick today for sure, I could see that", said the all-action Georgian. Caroline played fantastic today, it's always tough playing against her and I have never won.
"I'm kind of happy that I was able to get this far".
Unseeded Sevastova needed one hour and 31 minutes to win and reach the final, the biggest in her career.
"Having done everything, all of that, it's pretty awesome".
Sevastova, 28, will find herself just outside the top 10 in the rankings after her run in the Chinese capital.
"She didn't give me any presents, it was tough", said Sevastova, who retired in May 2013 because of persistent injuries, only to return in January 2015.