Thursday, December 2, 2021

Latest Posts

Osaka bundled out of the Olympics

Japanese star Naomi Osaka suffered a surprise exit in her home Olympics as Czech Marketa Vondrousova downed her in straight sets in Tokyo.

Osaka, 23, has been one of the faces of the Games in the Japanese capital and had the honour of lighting the Olympic cauldron in last week’s opening ceremony.

But the four-time Grand Slam champion could not back that up by winning a medal, losing 6-1 6-4 to the world number 42 in a shock third round display.

It was Osaka’s first tournament after withdrawing from the French Open in June following a row over media duties.

Following impressive wins in the first two rounds, Osaka looked to be shaping up nicely for a gold-medal bid as other top seeds fell by the way, but she was undone by 32 unforced errors in a clunky performance against former French Open finalist Vondrousova.

The 22-year-old Czech hit 18 winners against 10 unforced errors as she converted five of her 11 break points in the match.

With the earlier exit of Australian top seed Ashleigh Barty in the first round, Ukrainian fourth seed Elina Svitolina is the highest-ranked player left in the event.

Vondrousova, 22, will play either Spain’s Paula Badosa or Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska in the last eight.

Latest Posts

Don't Miss

Stay in touch

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

%d bloggers like this: