- Japanese beaten 6-1, 6-4 by Marketa Vondrousova
- Tearful Osaka admits pressure may have got to her
For a short moment, deep in the second set of what was to be the most crushing defeat of her year, it seemed Naomi Osaka may just have been able to tap into the resolve that has served her so well in her career.
Down a set and serving to stay in the Olympics, she saved consecutive match points, one with a blazing forehand winner, and crept up to a point of holding her serve.
Written by Tumaini Carayol at Ariake Tennis Park
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