World numberone Naomi Osaka came via a three-set tussle with 141-ranked Yanina Wickmayer to accomplish the Miami Open third round.

Japanese high seed Osaka, who’d a first-round bye, be at the Belgian qualifier 6-0 6-7 (37 ) 61.

Osaka, 2-1, hit 14 pros and rescued five break points to prepare a meeting with Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei.

“From the next set I got really emotional, therefore in the second I just tried to close my feelings,” Osaka explained.

“I had to work out there.”

Osaka failed to defend her title in Indian Wells earlier this month later she was defeated at the fourth round from Belinda Bencic.

She looked comfortable against Wickmayer, even though she had two hours and eight minutes to close out success.

Earlier, Australian world number 40 Ajla Tomljanovic overcome Belarusian ninth seed Aryna Sabalenka 6-3 6-4.

Indian Wells champion Bianca Andreescu continued her good form with a straight-set win over American Sofia Kenin.

Canada’s Andreescu, that had to save game point in her opening-round match against Irina-Camelia Begu, be at Kenin 6-3 6-3.

Andreescu could next face Angelique Kerber in a rematch of this Indian Wells closing, should Kerber beat Czech qualifier Karolina Muchova.

Serena Williams and Simona Halep start their Miami Open campaigns in the future Friday.


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