Naomi Osaka, one of many largest stars of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, made a shock early exit, dropping to Markéta Vondroušová within the third spherical.
“This is a really huge story,” shocked Mary Carillo stated throughout Olympic Channel’s reside broadcast of the match. “The lady who lit the cauldron on Friday evening is out of the event.”
Osaka, one of the crucial recognizable names in sport proper now, was chosen for the final leg of the torch relay in one of many highlights of the opening ceremony on Friday. Representing Japan, she was one among host nation’s largest medal hopes on the postponed Olympics. For four-time Grand Slam winner Osaka, this was her first event since withdrawing from the French Open to give attention to psychological well being.