WTA roundup: After early French Open exit Naomi Osaka reaches Libema Open quarterfinals

Naomi Osaka

Japan's Naomi Osaka will meet Canada's Bianca Andreescu in the Libema Open quarterfinals in the Netherlands. Osaka defeated Dutch hopeful Suzan Lamens 6-2, 6-2 and Andreescu ousted No. 6 seed Yue Yuan of China 6-4, 6-4 in second-round action Wednesday in 's-Hertogenbosch.

Osaka needed just 54 minutes to reach her first grass-court semifinal since 2018. She fired nine aces and never faced a break point. Andreescu saved five of six break points against Yuan and weathered a rain delay to win in 1 hour and 21 minutes.

Also Wednesday, No. 2 seed Liudmila Samsonova of Russia beat Belgium's Alison Van Uytvanck 6-1, 6-3. Belgium's Greet Minnen eliminated No. 7 Donna Vekic of Croatia 6-1, 0-6, 7-5, and No. 5 Veronika Kudermetova of Russia defeated China's Zhuoxuan Bai 7-5, 6-1.

Rothesay Open

No. 3 seed Katie Boulter of Great Britain moved into the quarterfinals in Nottingham, England, with a 6-4, 6-3 win against Canada's Rebecca Marino. Boulter converted four of her five break chances while taking advantage of seven double faults by Marino.

Sixth-seeded Karolina Pliskova eliminated the United Kingdom's Heather Watson 6-4, 6-4. Australia's Kimberly Birrell was a 6-4, 6-7 (5), 6-0 winner against Italy's Lucrezia Stefanini. France's Diane Parry defeated Australia's Daria Saville 6-4, 6-1.