05/23 05:50 CDT French Open updates | Osaka loses to Anisimova in 1st round
French Open updates | Osaka loses to Anisimova in 1st round
PARIS (AP) --- The Latest on the French Open tennis tournament (all times
Naomi Osaka's return to the French Open has ended in the first round.
The former top-ranked player lost her opening match to Amanda Anisimova 7-5,
6-4 at Roland Garros on Court Suzanne Lenglen.
Osaka is a four-time Grand Slam champion who took two mental health breaks last
season. That included one that began when she withdrew before her second-round
match at the French Open.
Anisimova is a 20-year-old American who reached the French Open semifinals in
2019. She also beat Osaka in the third round at the Australian Open in January.
Osaka double-faulted twice on break point, once in each set. After the second,
which gave Anisimova a 4-3 lead, Osaka took a 40-0 lead in the next game but
the American held.
Osaka played with tape on her left Achilles. She was stretching it and kicking
it with her right foot when she was broken in the seventh game of the second
Day 2 at Roland Garros offers quite a collection of big names on the schedule
and quite a bit of rain in the forecast.
Naomi Osaka is getting things started at Court Suzanne Lenglen against the
player who beat her at the Australian Open in January, 20-year-old American
Osaka is a four-time Grand Slam champion who used to be ranked No. 1 but
dropped in the rankings after taking two mental health breaks last season. That
included one that began when she withdrew before her second-round match at the
There will be a parade of top players at Court Philippe Chatrier, the only
arena with a retractable roof at the clay-court tournament. That includes Iga
Swiatek, Barbora Krejcikova, Rafael Nadal and, at night, Novak Djokovic.
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