first_img Next Defending champion Naomi Osaka crashes out after losing to Belinda Bencic in US Open round of 16Naomi Osaka followed that up with a second consecutive Grand Slam trophy at the Australian Open in January. That allowed her to become the first tennis player representing Japan to reach No. 1 in the rankings.advertisement Associated Press New YorkSeptember 2, 2019UPDATED: September 3, 2019 00:18 IST Noami Osaka has been wearing a black sleeve on her bothersome left knee. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSNaomi Osaka was outplayed in the fourth round by Belinda Bencic (BEN-chich) and lost 7-5, 6-4.Novak Djokovic stopped playing in his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka on Sunday nightBoth defending champions and No. 1 seeds are gone before the quarterfinalsNaomi Osaka’s 10-match U.S. Open winning streak and title defense are done after she was outplayed in the fourth round by Belinda Bencic (BEN-chich) and lost 7-5, 6-4.Osaka has been wearing a black sleeve on her bothersome left knee and was visited by a trainer after getting broken to trail 3-2 in the second set.The result under the closed roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium on a rainy Monday means both defending champions and No. 1 seeds are gone before the quarterfinals at the year’s last Grand Slam tournament.Novak Djokovic stopped playing in his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka on Sunday night because of a painful left shoulder.Osaka made her breakthrough at Flushing Meadows a year ago, winning her first major championship by beating Serena Williams in a chaotic final that devolved after Williams got into an extended argument with the chair umpire.Osaka followed that up with a second consecutive Grand Slam trophy at the Australian Open in January. That allowed her to become the first tennis player representing Japan to reach No. 1 in the rankings.The 13th-seeded Bencic, who is from Switzerland and has been mentored by Martina Hingis, showed again that she is a big-match player. She improved to 3-0 against Osaka this season and now has a tour-leading nine victories over top-10 opponents in 2019.Bencic also is 4-1 over her career against top-ranked players.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow US OpenFollow Naomi Osakalast_img read more

The police said that two people later succumbed to their injuries in hospital. Nine people who were in the lorry sustained injuries and were admitted to the Kalubowila hospital. Two people were killed and seven others were injured following an accident along the Bandaragama – Piliyandala road early this morning.The police said that a lorry traveling at high speed had lost control and overturned near the Kindelpitiya junction. The police said that six people were at the back of the lorry when the accident had occurred.Those killed and injured were employed at a private company operated by the owner of the lorry. read more