Fifth-seed Ai Sugiyama was sent crashing out in the women’s quarterfinals by teenager Tatiana Golovin of France as the host saw its final player knocked out of the singles competition at the AIG Japan Open on Friday.

Sugiyama appeared in control of the first set, keeping her third-seeded opponent off-balance with her trademark backhand but eventually relinquished her game in a 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 loss at Ariake Tennis Forest Park.

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