Naomi Osaka wants to move on from traumatic early exit at Indian Wells after winning opening match at Miami Open.
Written by News Room on March 24, 2022
Japan’s Naomi Osaka says she wants to move on from her traumatic early exit at Indian Wells after winning her opening match at the Miami Open.
The former world number one beat Australia’s Astra Sharma 6-3 6-4, 10 days after heckling from the crowd reduced her to tears during a second-round defeat by Veronika Kudermetova.
Osaka’s win was her 50th in WTA 1000 tournaments and sets up second-round meeting with 13th seed Angelique Kerber.
In the men’s draw, Australia’s Nick Kyrgios sealed a comfortable first-round victory over Frenchman, Adrian Mannarino.
Wildcard Kyrgios, who has slipped down the world rankings from 13th to 102, hit 12 aces and did not face a single break point in his 7-6 6-3 win.
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