- Nishikori, Osaka both progress to semis
- Nishikori to face Djokovic in New York
- Osaka will face American Keys
(CNN)It was a great day for Japanese tennis as both Kei Nishikori and Naomi Osaka reached US Open semifinals in two very different matches.
Osaka set a personal milestone by securing her first grand slam semifinal, and brought some pride to her home nation by becoming the first Japanese woman to advance to the final four of a slam tournament in two decades.
In the end she made it easy, swatting aside unseeded Ukrainian Lesia Tsurenko in under an hour, 6-1 6-1.