In the ongoing Australian Open 2022, defending champion Naomi Osaka lost to American tennis player Amanda Anisimova 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) in the third round. The match was tough for both players, but Anisimova did well to hold off Osaka. Anisimova played some wonderful shots as she defeated one of the toughest opponents in her career.
Osaka managed only five aces compared to 11 by Anisimova. The American had the advantage on second serves, winning 77% of her points. Osaka’s inability to perform at her best is understandable given that she has been away from tennis for so long. Osaka hadn’t played competitive tennis for over five months when she entered the Australian Open 2022.
Anisimova calls Osaka an ‘absolute champion’
Anisimova said she was ‘speechless’ after the match and that she loves playing in Australia. After that, she said that she knew she needed to be her best for this match. Next, she praised Naomi Osaka and said that winning is a ‘huge bonus’ since she is here to have fun.
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