BC-TEN--Miami Open,2nd Ld
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Top-ranked Naomi Osaka lost Saturday to tour veteran Hsieh Su-Wei of Taiwan in the third round of the Miami Open, 4-6, 7-6 (4), 6-3.
The upset came shortly after eight-time champion Serena Williams withdrew, blaming a left knee injury.
Osaka’s departure matched the earliest ever in the tournament by a top-seeded woman. It was the first time in 64 matches that Osaka lost after winning the first set.
The 33-year-old Hsieh closed out match point with a forehand volley winner, and then began to cry as the stadium crowd applauded her performance. She has three other victories over top-five players, including an upset of No. 1 Simona Halep at Wimbledon last year.
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