Tokyo 2020 - Naomi Osaka beats Viktorija Golubic in straight sets to reach third round of Olympics
Naomi Osaka is through to the next round of the Olympics after beating Viktorija Golubic in straight sets 6-3 6-2. The Japanese star is competing in her home Games and was again in fine form on the court. Osaka needed just over an hour to beat Golubic and will take on Mihaela Buzarnescu or Marketa Vondrousova in her next match.
It took time for Osaka to find her rhythm with neither woman really troubled on her serve until the sixth game. Osaka didn’t quite convert the chance to break the Swiss, but did just that minutes later to take a 5-3 lead.
The break proved decisive as Osaka served for the set in the next game, although the Japanese star was forced to defend one break point before winning the set.