Only 16 and ranked No.406 in the world, Naomi Osaka stuns Sam Stosur in Stanford



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Only 16 and ranked No.406 in the world, Naomi Osaka stuns Sam Stosur in Stanford

Tennis - 16-year-old Naomi Osaka pulled off a stunning upset on Monday at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford - beating former US Open champion Samantha Stosur in three sets in her WTA Tour debut. (Click here to read about Stosur's new coaching appointment). Osaka is ranked no.

406 in the world as compared to no. 19 for Stosur but that did not discourage the youngster, who had come through the qualifying draw. The Japanese teenager saved a match point in the second set tie-breaker before and came from a break down in the third set to win 4-6, 7-6(7), 7-5.

Osaka commented after her win, "I don't know anyone who goes into a match thinking they don't deserve to be here, and I think I do deserve to be here. It's probably the second-best win of my life, the first being when I first beat my sister." It doesn't get any easier for Osaka, who will next play the no.

8 seed Andrea Petkovic, who beat recently turned Australian Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1, 6-4. ALSO READ - PETKOVIC WINS TITLE IN BAD GASTEIN