Four-time Grand Slam winner, Naomi Osaka’s Olympic journey is over. On Tuesday, Osaka of Japan was defeated by the Czech Republic’s Marketa Vondrousova, who is also the runner-up of the 2019 French Open.
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With Naomi’s exit, the top three players in the WTA singles rankings at the Olympics have been out of the medal race. Australia’s Ashleigh Barty, the world number-1 player, has already been eliminated after losing to Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo. At the same time, Belarus world number-3 Aryna Sabalenka lost to Croatia’s Donna Vekic in the second round on Monday and now world number-2 Naomi is also out after losing in the third round.
United states world number- 4 Sofia Kenin and Canadian world number- 5 Bianca Andreescu has not competed in the ongoing Olympics, leaving Ukraine’s world number- 6 Elina Svitolina as the top-ranked player in the draw. Meanwhile, the late evening matches on Monday at Ariake Tennis Park saw a major turnaround.
Spain’s Paula Badosa, Belgium’s Alison Van Uytvanck, and Croatia’s Donna Vekic have defeated top-10 players to reach the third round. Paula beats Poland’s sixth seed Inga wietek by 6-3, 7-6(4) 6-3, 7-6(4), while Alisson and Donna beat number 10 seed Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic and number 3 seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, respectively.