Tennis: Japan’s Naomi Osaka advances to French Open 3rd round

Japan’s Naomi Osaka advanced to the third round at the French Open on Wednesday, defeating Kazakhstan’s Zarina Diyas in straight sets.

Osaka, the 21st seed in the women’s draw, needed 1 hour, 23 minutes to complete her 6-4, 7-5 victory over the 24-year-old Diyas, who is ranked 51st in the world. In the third round, The 20-year-old will face an American, either Caroline Dolehide or 13th seed Madison Keys.

Two years ago at the U.S. Open, Osaka was leading Keys 5-1 in the third set in their round-of-32 match, but melted down in a 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(3) defeat.

Japan’s Kei Nishikori, the men’s 19th seed, was set to take on 51st-ranked Benoit Paire in their second-round match later in the day.

All – Kyodo News+

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