Australian Open: Naomi Osaka takes the exit door in the third round

Tenniswoman Naomi Osaka is eliminated in the third round of the Australian Open by the American Amanda Anisimova in three sets at the first Melbourne Grand Slam for the year 2022. The Japanese of origin had however made a good start to the match .

The current world number 14, Naomi Osaka is eliminated, following a rather complicated match against the American Amanda Anisimova in three sets in the super tie-break (4 – 6, 6 – 3, 7 – 6), this Friday, January 21, 2022, after a very tough match that the defending champion had started well.

Already eliminated in the semi-finals of the tournament WTA of melbourne at the start of the season for an abdominal injury, the former number 1 was withdrawn in the third round, this time by Amanda Anisimova in three sets (4 – 6, 6 – 3, 7 – 6)

I knew I had to be very strong to have a chance. I had to raise my level of play and be aggressive. I'm so glad I did!” welcomes the 20-year-old American.

Definitely, we have to wait a little longer before seeing the Japanese star of Haitian father at his best on the court. Since her second-round withdrawal from Roland-Garros last year to recover from a psychological illness and her last title in 2021 in Melbourne, she has never regained her cruising speed.


“I fought on every point so I can't be sad. I'm not God, I can't win every match I play. I had two match points, I can be happy and proud of myself for that,” Osaka said in the post-match conference.

Naomi has already won four Grand Slam titles: the Australian Open in 2019 and 2021, as well as the US Open in 2018 and 2020.



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