Tokyo Olympics: World number 2 Naomi Osaka out from the women’s singles tournament

World number 2 Naomi Osaka of Japan is out of the women’s singles tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics after her 6-1, 6-4 loss against Czech Republic’s former French Open finalist Marketa Vondrousova.


Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova attempts a huge upset to world number two Naomi Osaka by knocking her out of the competition of women’s singles tennis in straight sets at the Tokyo Olympics to reach the quarter-finals as the first woman to do so on Tuesday.

Japanese strived with her basic groundstrokes and suffered to compel the game to get going that cost her in the third round of the Tokyo Games. She drizzled with her 18 unforced mistakes throughout the entire game that resulted in not her favour. She was thrice the number of mistakes the Czech rendered.

Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron for her nation’s Opening ceremony of the much-awaited mega event which was delayed for a year because of the coronavirus global rise and condition.

The Japanese was out of sorts seemingly and couldn’t have her control on the momentum while former French Open finalist Vondrousova created a procession of drop-shot winners including several brilliant shots to give trouble to her competitor Naomi.

Naomi is not the first major upset at the women’s singles tennis. Ash Barty with an early exit, who won the women’s Wimbledon championship 2021 was also beaten in the first round on Sunday.

Osaka had withdrawn from the Roland Garros tournament following her mental health break and the Olympics was her first public appearance after a two-month-long pause.