Naomi Osaka’s hopes of turning into first Japanese participant EVER to win Olympic gold boosted by dominant straight units win over Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic to succeed in last-16
- Naomi Osaka made lightwork of Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic in spherical two
- The Japanese poster woman raced into an early lead and concluded a 6-3, 6-2 win
- Osaka is trying to be Japan’s first ever tennis participant to win an Olympic gold
Naomi Osaka’s bid for Tokyo Olympic gold is rising stronger by the day as she cruised into the third spherical after defeating Viktorija Golubic.
Her Swiss opponent may do little to nullify the incoming serve and Osaka, who’s bidding to grow to be the primary Japanese participant ever to win Olympic gold, was ruthless in her execution.
The 23-year-old raced right into a 6-3 lead within the first set and by no means appeared like being troubled inside a vacant Centre Courtroom, taking the second and decisive set 6-2.
Naomi Osaka cruised into spherical three of the ladies’s singles with a straight units victory
Osaka dominated Switzerland’s Viktorija Golubic and was ruthless in her 6-3, 6-2 execution
Osaka acquired the important thing break within the first set within the eighth recreation to steer 5-3 and, after she saved a direct break level again, she claimed the opening set.
She virtually seemed to be in a rush when she raced right into a 4-0 lead in set two.
Golubic did handle to claw her method again however was unable to hassle the Osaka function victory was secured in an hour and 5 minutes.
Osaka now takes on both Czech ace Marketa Vondrousova or Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania within the last-16.
‘Properly you understand, positively it might imply lots for me to win gold right here however I do know it is a course of,’ she mentioned.
Osaka is an aggressive baseliner and Golubic may do little to get respite on this match-up
‘, these are one of the best gamers on the planet and I actually have not performed shortly so I am attempting to maintain it one match at a time. All in all, I am simply actually blissful to be right here.’
The Japanese star gained her first match in eight weeks in opposition to Zheng Saisai on Sunday, saying she felt refreshed and blissful after stepping away from the courtroom for psychological well being causes.
There have been just a few comprehensible indicators of rust however Osaka, the favorite for gold after world No 1 and Wimbledon champion Ash Barty suffered a shock first spherical elimination, was very sharp in a victory over Golubic on Monday.
Osaka’s resolution to deal with the media after her win over Saisai marked the top of the media boycott that noticed her withdraw from the French Open and Wimbledon.
‘For me, actually I do not really feel that bizarre about it,’ she mentioned of ending her media silence on Sunday.
The 23-year-old has chosen to finish her media boycott on the Tokyo Video games as she speaks on TV
‘It’d really feel bizarre to you guys, however I do not know. I am blissful that I suppose you guys are asking me questions, however greater than something I used to be simply targeted on enjoying tennis.
‘I suppose I really feel just a little bit out of my physique proper now.’
Elsewhere Spain’s two-time Grand Slam champion Garbine Muguruza beat Wang Qiang, 6-3 6-0 in 61 minutes as she continues her cost in direction of gold.
French Open runner-up Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was even swifter, needing simply 54 minutes to beat Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-1 6-1.