TOKYO: World number two and Japan’s tennis hopeful Nawami Osaka has been knocked out in the third round. Marquette Vondrasova of the Czech Republic defeated Osaka in straight sets. The score was 6-1, 6-4. Osaka was one of the icons of the Tokyo Olympics, proving the Olympic torch.
The 23-year-old, a four-time Grand Slam champion, lost her desire to win gold in front of her own countrymen. For Vondrasova, ranked 42nd in the world, victory is a dream come true. In the first round of Olympic women’s tennis, there was a big upheaval. World number one Ashley Barty lost to 48th-ranked Sarah Soribus Tormo in straight sets.