Four-time champion Naomi Osaka's return to the French Open ended with a first-round loss here on Monday. The top-ranked player has lost her first match 7-5, 6-4 to Amanda Anisimova. Four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka also got a break twice in the last season due to mental health issues. He also took a break from it during last year's French Open.
America's 20-year-old Anisimovap has reached the semi-finals of the 2019 French Open. She also defeated Osaka in the third round of the Australian Open in January. Osaka has also double faulted twice at break point in both the sets. Osaka is seen playing with tape on the lower part of her left leg. In the seventh set of the second game, when she was falling behind, she is hitting her right foot with her left foot in anger.
Earlier it was reported that former number one Naomi Osaka has also secured a simple 6-3, 6-1 victory over qualifier Anastasia Potapova in the first round of the Madrid Open here. The four-time Grand Slam champion has decided to pull out of the French Open last year citing depression. Australian Open finalist Daniel Collins advanced to the next round with a 7-5 6-0 win over 2016 Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig. Jessica Pegula and Maria Sakari have also won their matches.