WTA roundup: Naomi Osaka loses in second round in Brisbane

League: Tennis

Posted on: 03 Jan, 2024 at 04:33 PM

Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

Naomi Osaka's appearance in her first tournament since having a baby in July ended Wednesday in the second round of the Brisbane International in Australia.

Czech Karolina Pliskova defeated Japan's Osaka 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 in a matchup of former world No. 1 players. Osaka won her opener in straight sets against Tamara Korpatsch.

Four of the top seeds cruised into the third round, with No. 1 Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus, No. 2 Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, No. 3 Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia and No. 5 Daria Kasatkina of Russia all advancing in straight sets.

Fourth-seeded Liudmila Samsonova lost to 16-year-old Mirra Andreeva in straight sets in an all-Russian contest.

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Diane Parry of France moved into the quarterfinals with a come-from-behind 2-6, 6-4, 6-1 upset of third-seeded Lesia Tsurenko of Ukraine in Auckland, New Zealand.

Awaiting her in the next round is unseeded Xiyu Wang, who defeated Chinese compatriot Xinyu Wang, the sixth seed, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2).

Also advancing were fourth-seeded American Emma Navarro and fifth-seeded Czech Marie Bouzkova.

--Field Level Media