Naomi Osaka won her first match at the Italian Open since 2021, defeating France’s Clara Burel in straight sets.

This victory marked her return to the tournament after a year’s absence.

Osaka, a former world number one, secured the win with a score of 7-6 (7-2) 6-1.

Her opponent, ranked 45th in the world, posed a challenge, but Osaka’s performance showcased her talent on clay courts.

Despite facing difficulties in the first set, Osaka dominated in the second, displaying her determination and skill.

Looking ahead to her next match against Marta Kostyuk, Osaka aims to build on her strengths and learn from her previous mistakes.

Credit : BBC

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