Two-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka played powerful, clean tennis to beat 93rd-ranked Shelby Rogers 6-3, 6-4 in the U.S. Open quarterfinals.
Osaka's victory in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Tuesday night was built on seven aces and an ability to get the better of the big hitting by both from the baseline.
Rogers, a 27-year-old from South Carolina, had won all three previous matchups against Osaka.
But this time, Rogers ended up with 27 unforced errors, Osaka just eight.
Osaka, who won the U.S. Open two years ago, will meet No. 28 seed Jennifer Brady in the semifinals.