• Johanna Konta and Alison Riske defeated in doubles
The clay of Roland Garros is supposed to be mysterious, an ochre deathbed for the innocent and the ill-prepared. However, at least two players at this French Open have surprisingly divergent views on it.
Naomi Osaka, one of the sport’s unusual thinkers, says it is not clay at all – “not clay-clay” anyway, as she put it after bundling Zarina Dyas out in the second round on Wednesday.
Written by Kevin Mitchell at Roland Garros
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/may/30/rafael-nadal-naomi-osaka-paris-johanna-konta under the title “Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka expose surface tensions in Paris”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.