Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 21, 2022 Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action during her third round match against Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. REUTERS/Morgan Sette
January 21, 2022
MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Reigning champion Naomi Osaka crashed out in the third round of the Australian Open on Friday with a 4-6 6-3 7-6 (10-5) defeat to American Amanda Anisimova, ranked 60th in the world.
It was the first meeting between the four-time Grand Slam winner Osaka and Anisimova, who will next meet Australian world number one Ash Barty for a place in the quarter-finals of the year’s opening major at Melbourne Park.
(Reporting by Sudipto Ganguly; editing by Alex Richardson)