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French Open: Naomi Osaka ousted in first round Naomi Osaka
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French Open: Naomi Osaka ousted in first round

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 23 May 2022, 05:36 pm

Paris: Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka of Japan suffered an opening round exit from the French Open after losing to America's Amanda Anisimova on Monday.

Anisimova defeated Osaka 7-5, 6-4 in 1 hour and 30 minutes.

At the Australian Open in January, Anisimova saved two match points before ousting Osaka 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the third round.

The first three games of the contest went against serve before Anisimova consolidated her advantage for a 3-1 lead.

The Japanese star broke back though, drawing level two games later. The pair remained neck and neck until Anisimova broke to edge ahead 6-5. The 20-year-old American wrapped up the set 7-5 on the 46-minute mark.

Anisimova made her move in game seven of the second set, and despite seeing two match points slip as she was serving for the win, she fired a signature down-the-line backhand to secure passage to round two.

The American will play Croatian qualifier Donna Vekic in the second round.

(With UNI inputs)