In the US Open Tennis, Japan’s Naomi Osaka will face her idol Serena Williams in the women’s singles final today. Osaka beat American Madison Madison Keys 6-2, 6-4 yesterday to reach her first-ever Grand Slam final.
The 20-year-old is the first female Japanese player to reach a Grand Slam singles final.
World number one Rafael Nadal retired from semi-final while trailing Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina 7-6, 6-2. In the Final, Novak Djokovic will meet Potro tomorrow.
Nadal, who had never before retired from a US Open match, showed signs of distress almost from the start as he limped noticeably after a gruelling 69-minute opening set.
It was the second time this year that the world number one has retired from a slam as he also quit during his quarter-final against Marin Cilic at the Australian Open in January.