TOKYO — The host nation’s famous person is out of the Tokyo Olympics.
Naomi Osaka misplaced to former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4 within the third spherical of the Olympic tennis event.
The Forty second-ranked Vondrousova produced a sequence of drop-shot winners and different artful photographs that drew Osaka out of her consolation zone.
The Olympic event marked Osaka’s return to competitors following a several-month break. She pulled out of the French Open in Could after a dispute over the event’s media availability coverage, which she stated was a detriment to her psychological well being.
She additionally selected to not compete at Wimbledon earlier this month.
Previous to pulling out of the French Open, Osaka had received back-to-back Grand Slam titles on the 2020 U.S. Open and the 2021 Australian Open.
Osaka additionally lit the Olympic cauldron on the Opening Ceremony on Friday, one thing she referred to as “undoubtedly the best athletic achievement and honor I’ll ever have in my life.”