'What on earth': Tennis world in disbelief over Naomi Osaka meltdown
yahoo.com -- Apr 01
Ash Barty is guaranteed of retaining the World No.1 ranking at the Miami Open after Naomi Osaka crashed out in extraordinary scenes on Wednesday

Osaka was on a 23-match winning streak heading into her quarter-final clash with Maria Sakkari, but looked a shadow of her former self against the Greek star.

The 25-year-old Sakkari produced a masterful display to defeat the Australian Open champion 6-0 6-4 in just 69 minutes.

It was the Japanese star's first loss since February last year and ended any chance of her reclaiming the No.1 ranking this week from Barty, who has already made the semi-finals.

Osaka won her fourth Grand Slam title in Melbourne last month, but in five Miami appearances she has still never advanced beyond the last-eight.

- yahoo.com