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Tokyo-based Citizen Watch Co.'s 80,000 yen (USD 700) Naomi Osaka watch is selling out at stores in Japan, thanks to the exposure it got on her wrist at the US Open.
Kiki Bertens is set to next take on either Elina Svitolina of Ukraine or Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic on Saturday.
Romania's Simona Halep tops the table ahead of second-placed Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark with Germany's Angelique Kerber holding onto third place.
The Japanese star required treatment to her lower back during her semi-final defeat to unseeded Anastasija Sevastova at the China Open.
With the victory, Osaka has become the first Japanese tennis player to reach the semi-final of the China Open since its inception in 2004.
Even as the match threatened to slip away in the second set, Osaka gathered herself and found the resolve to pull through over three nail-biting sets.
The Japanese will face home hope Zhang Shuai in the last eight in the Chinese capital after Zhang pulled off a shock in defeating three-time Grand Slam champion Angelique Kerber.
This is Osaka's second tournament since she defeated Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final on Sept. 8. In the first last week, she got to the Pan Pacific Open final in Tokyo.
Told that she had been branded "Queen of Cool" by an Australian tennis magazine, the 20-year-old looked startled.
Serena Williams's high-profile meltdown made headlines over Naomi Osaka's feat in becoming the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam.
Serena Williams lost the decider in straight sets to Japan's Naomi Osaka after a fiery confrontation with chair umpire Carlos Ramos that she later blamed on sexism.
The third seed, who stunned Serena Williams to capture the US Open title earlier this month, failed to hit the same heights she did on that historic night in New York.
Cibulkova will get her first crack at newly crowned US Open champ Osaka after squeaking into the last 16 of the Pan Pacific Open.
Osaka has refused to blame her childhood idol, who called chair umpire Carlos Ramos a "thief" in an astonishing rant triggered by a code violation for coaching that culminated in a docked game.
Nissan said the passionate videogame player and Beyonce fan would appear in global promotions and advertising in its three-year contract.