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World no. 2 in tennis Osaka eliminated from Tokyo Olympics

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Naomi OSAKA of Japan lights up the Olympic flame during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan on July 23, 2021./Elif Öztürk Özgöncü - Anadolu Agency
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Jul 27, 2021 - 08:56 AM

ANKARA (AA) – Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka was eliminated from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics over a loss to her Czech opponent Marketa Vondrousova on Tuesday.

Second-seeded Osaka, who is a four-time Grand Slam winner, lost against Vondrousova 2-0 with the sets of 6-1, 6-4 in the third round match of women’s singles at Ariake Tennis Centre Court to exit the Games.

Vondrousova will face Spain’s Paula Badosa or Nadia Podoroska of Argentina in the quarterfinals.

Osaka, 23, lit the Olympic cauldron at the Tokyo 2020 opening ceremony on Friday.

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