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Naomi Osaka - Angelique Kerber
US Open women - 29 August 2017

US Open – Follow the Tennis match between Naomi Osaka and Angelique Kerber live with Eurosport. The match starts at 19:00 on 29 August 2017. Our live coverage lets you follow all the key moments as they happen.
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19.32 

Stunning result on Ashe for Naomi Osaka, who was born in Japan but grew up in New York from the age of 3. That's not only the biggest result of her career to date but this is basically her home Slam, too.

Kerber, meanwhile, continues a miserable year since winning here last year. She'll drop out of the world top 10.

19.27 
19:18
19:16 

OSAKA 6-3 6-1 KERBER: GAME, SET AND MATCH! Naomi Osaka has produced a huge shock here on Arthur Ashe, knocking out the defending champion and World No. 6 Angelique Kerber. But it wasn't a fluke. Osaka was by far the better player on the day and looked every inch a candidate to make it to the very latter stages of the tournament.

19:13 

OSAKA 6-3 5-1 KERBER: The German looks broken; she can't believe what she's come up against. Osaka holds serve and she's one game away from by far the biggest victory of her fledgling career.

19:08 

OSAKA 6-3 4-1 KERBER: It's another break for the 19-year-old Osaka. She roars in celebration at her entourage and the Arthur Ashe is buzzing with anticipation. This is the defending Champion about to go out to the World No. 45!

19:05 

OSAKA 6-3 3-1 KERBER: The Osaka juggernaut rolls on. It's going to take something special from the sixth seed to stop the upset now.

19:03
19:00 

OSAKA 6-3 2-1 KERBER: The World No. 6 isn't done yet and races to a service hold. Remember this is currently the only match underway in the Championship due to rain, so you're not missing anything elsewhere by staying tuned to this drama.

18:56 

OSAKA 6-3 2-0 KERBER: Kerber knows she's in trouble here and makes Osaka work extremely hard for the game, taking it to deuce. But the 19-year-old is in scintillating form and powers her way to a 2-0 lead in the second.

18:53 

OSAKA 6-3 1-0 KERBER: The upset is on! Osaka is on fire here and blasts her way to a break at the start of the second set. Arthur Ashe is rapidly filling up as news of the quality of this match spreads around Flushing Meadows.

18.48 

OSAKA 6-3 KERBER: Brilliant! Kerber has a golden opportunity to break but her smash is tame and Osaka sends a brilliant winner down the line. She holds her nerve, and seals what could be one the biggest games of her life when Kerber nets. The Japanese finished that set in explosive form. Upset on the cards?

18.41 

OSAKA 5-3 KERBER: Osaka thwacks a backhand into the net, missing an opportunity to earn two break points. Will she regret that? Absolutely not. She earns another break point and converts when Kerber nets. There's a huge roar from the youngster who will serve for the first set.

18.33 

OSAKA 3-3 KERBER: Anything you can do...

Kerber hits back with a succession of powerful strokes of her own. Both women look in the swing of things now after a shaky start. Understandable given they're on Ashe and under the roof.

18.30 

OSAKA 3-2 KERBER: Wowow. Brilliant stuff from Osaka, who nudges ahead in the first set after three wonderful shots to finish three wonderful rallies. First she meets a backhand volley confidently (when she could have let it bounce) before sending a couple of powerful groundstrokes past Kerber. It's still with serve and hotting up nicely.

18.20 

OSAKA 2-1 KERBER: Solid start from the youngster and it's with serve on Ashe so far.

18.19

Kerber vs Osaka the only match on the go right now...

18.05 

The roof is on Ashe and defending champ Angelique Kerber is out ahead of her 19-year-old opponent Naomi Osaka.

Kerber has said this will be a tough test and, while they always say that, there's plenty to admire about the teenager, a ferocious baseliner who made it to the third-round last year. She likes the big stage too. No gimme, this.