Osaka Makes Winning Return At Tokyo Olympics

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Japan’s Naomi Osaka returns a shot to China’s Zheng Saisai throughout their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games girls’s singles first spherical tennis match on the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 25, 2021. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

 

Japan’s Naomi Osaka, the star of the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony, started her quest for gold Sunday with a 6-1, 6-4 win over China’s Zheng Saisai in her first match since taking a break for psychological well being causes.

The second-seeded Osaka, the favorite for gold following the shock first-round exit of Ashleigh Barty, will play Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic within the final 32.

 

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Japan’s Naomi Osaka returns a shot to China’s Zheng Saisai throughout their Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games girls’s singles first spherical tennis match on the Ariake Tennis Park in Tokyo on July 25, 2021. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

 

Australian Open champion Osaka had not performed since May, when she walked out of the French Open saying that media commitments have been harming her psychological well being.

Osaka, who was chosen to gentle the Olympic cauldron on Friday, is making an attempt to turn into her nation’s first Olympic tennis champion.

AFP

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