"Experience is good, but not having experience, if you're good enough, it shouldn't really matter", she said after that 2016 loss.
Osaka's lethal ground strokes and solid serving was too much for Tsurenko and in the stifling conditions at Flushing Meadows, which even left Roger Federer gasping for break, the Ukrainian just could not match Osaka. ". It definitely means a lot, and I always thought if I were to win a Grand Slam, the first one I'd want to win is the U.S. Open because I've grown up here, and then my grandparents can come and watch".
It was just the latest in what's been a dominant run for Osaka.
Kei Nishikori advanced to the U.S. Open semi-finals on Wednesday with a grinding 2-6 6-4 7-6 (5) 4-6-6-4 win over Marin Cilic, gaining a small measure of revenge on the man who crushed his grand slam dream in the 2014 final.
She raced to a 3-0 lead in the first set and then 4-0 in the second against the shaky Tsurenko, who finished with more unforced errors than points in her first major quarter-final.
Nishikori won the rematch of the 2014 final with a 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, 6-4 victory in a match that lasted 4 hours and 8 minutes.
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"Quarters was my mental goal, every time I played a grand slam".
It was a much different outcome from 2014 when the big-hitting Cilic floored the Japanese counter-puncher 6-3 6-3 6-3 to claim the US title. "I wasn't nervous before the match, but as soon as I got into the court, it was different".
Osaka wasn't born when compatriot Kimiko Date made the Wimbledon semi-finals in 1996 but now the 20-year-old has the opportunity to go one better by reaching a maiden Grand Slam final. But I think [basically] she's more of a power player than I am.
She also has far more experience under her belt, having been to three semi-finals in the past five Slams and to the final in NY in 2017.
It's women's semi-finals day at the US Open tonight, and back to preview the match-ups, is our tennis columnist, Dan Weston.
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Osaka had consecutive 50-minute matches earlier in the tournament, including a 6-0, 6-0 thrashing of Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the third round.
"I really don't think it's that hot, sorry".
The Californian has dropped just a single set so far at the 2018 edition of the USA slam, to Aleksandra Krunic in the third round, and has a 2-0 edge against her upcoming Japanese opponent.
Osaka, who lived in her native Japan until she was 3, started playing tennis in NY after her father saw the Williams sisters playing at the French Open in 1999 and chose to teach his daughters.
This will be the fourth meeting between Keys and Osaka, and their second at the US Open.
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