Tokyo Olympics: Japan’s Naomi Osaka breezes into third round

Tokyo Olympics: Japan's Naomi Osaka breezes into third round
Tokyo Olympics: Japan's Naomi Osaka breezes into third round

Tokyo Olympics: Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka cruised into the third round of women’s singles event in Tokyo 2020 Olympics here at centre court on Ariake Tennis Park.

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Tokyo Olympics: Naomi Osaka recorded her second straight-sets victory of the showpiece event, defeating Viktorija Golubic of Switzerland by 6-3 6-2 to move into the next round. The home favourite spent no time in getting off the mark as she broke the early serve of Golubic and took the first set 6-3. The Swiss tried to pose a challenge in second set but Osaka’s big forehand never gave her a chance to get the momentum in the match. In the end, the world number two took the second set dominantly — 6-2.
Also through was another former major winner, Garbine Muguruza of Spain, who beat Wang Qiang of China 6-3, 6-0.

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Tokyo Olympics: Earlier on Sunday, 2021 Australian Open champion defeated China’s Saisai Zheng 6-1, 6-4 in the first round. Elsewhere, Wimbledon 2021 champion Ashleigh Barty was knocked out of the women’s singles. Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo defeated Barty 6-4, 6-3 in straight sets to enter the second round. The entire match lasted one hour and 34 minutes.

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