sport news Naomi Osaka cruises into US Open semi-finals with win over Shelby Rogers

Naomi Osaka cruises into US Open semi-finals with win over Shelby Rogers... and she is on course for repeat of controversial 2018 final against Serena Williams Naomi Osaka beat Shelby Rogers 6-3, 6-4 to cruise into the US Open semi-finals  Japanese star won the title in 2018 and is gunning for a repeat this year   She is on course to face Serena Williams in repeat of controversial 2018 final   Williams takes on unseeded Tsvetana Pironkova in the quarter-final

By Press Association Reporter

Published: 06:57 BST, 9 September 2020 | Updated: 06:59 BST, 9 September 2020

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Naomi Osaka marched into the semi-finals of the US Open with a commanding straight-sets win over Shelby Rogers.

The Japanese star, looking to regain the title she won in 2018, was a 6-3 6-4 winner in the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

It means Osaka remains on course for a potential blockbuster final against Serena Williams, a repeat of the controversial finale of two years ago.

Naomi Osaka barely celebrated after a routine win over Shelby Rogers to advance

Naomi Osaka barely celebrated after a routine win over Shelby Rogers to advance 

She is through to the US Open semi-final after beating 6-3 6-4 in Arthur Ashe stadium

She is through to the US Open semi-final after beating 6-3 6-4 in Arthur Ashe stadium

Osaka won that acrimonious encounter after Williams' infamous argument with umpire Carlos Ramos. Two years on, the American is still waiting to claim her record-equalling 24th grand slam title.

With the women's draw decimated by

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