Naomi Osaka’s hunt for Tokyo gold vanished all of a sudden. The 4-time grand slam winner was shown her way out of the tournament pretty unexpectedly. Naomi Osaka just came into the 3rd round with a victory over Viktorija Golubic. The Japanese sensation came out on top and easily defeated the Swiss star 6-3, 6-2.
Fresh into the third round she faced Marketa Vondrousova. The Czech Republic star would not have thought of such a match to happen. She defeated the Japanese with a score of 6-1, 6-4. The match lasted merely an hour as the Czech star dominated the match from the start till the end.
The match was headed on by French referee Emmanuel Joseph. Fan-favorite Naomi Osaka came with all the odds in her favor. Little did she know that the Czech star was ready to turn the tables and emerge victorious here at the Ariake Tennis park.
— ITF (@ITFTennis) July 27, 2021
Naomi Osaka v/s Marketa Vondrousova: Stats
The Czech clearly dominated the match from the start till the end and secured the next round spot. The spot for which Naomi Osaka was more favored to secure has been stolen quite successfully by her opponent.
Let us have a look at the statistics post-match.
|Aces on 1st serve||4||1|
|Points won on 1st serve||20/23||25/43|
|Aces on 2nd serve||0||0|
|Points won on 2nd serve||12/19||8/23|
|Total Points Won||66||47|
|Receiving points won||34/67(51%)||14/46(30%)|
|Net points won||3/4(75%)||10/15(67%)|
Marketa Vondrousova???????? has defeated Naomi Osaka???????? in straight sets, 6-1 6-4 at #Tokyo2020
— #Tokyo2020 (@Tokyo2020) July 27, 2021
World number 2 clearly seemed to struggle with 32 unforced errors. The Czech had 66 pints won to Naomi’s 47. She even had a lesser break point conversion ratio.
What’s next for Naomi Osaka?
After a shocking exit here in Tokyo Olympics 2020, her attention will now turn up to the upcoming tournaments. The major among which is the U.S open next month. with a whole lot of preparations, she will now try to win the prestigious grand slam and make it 5 for her.