Japan’s Naomi Osaka starts her Australian Open title defense with 6-3 6-3 win over Colombia’s Camila Osorio on day one in Melbourne.

Written by on January 17, 2022

Japan’s Naomi Osaka started her Australian Open title defense with a 6-3 6-3 win over Colombia’s Camila Osorio on day one in Melbourne.

Osaka, who also won the title in 2019, raced into a 5-0 lead in the first set before world number 50 Osorio fought back.

After taking a four-month break at the end of last season to protect her mental health, Osaka returned to Grand Slam action as the 13th seed.

The four-time Grand Slam champion will play Ukraine’s Dayana Yastremska in round two on Wednesday.

Kevin Madu


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