Naomi Osaka loses to Kristina Mladenovic days after coach split

The Guardian - 02-19


The world number one, Naomi Osaka, crashed out of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after losing in straight sets to France’s Kristina Mladenovic. Osaka, who announced a surprise split from her coach Sascha Bajin, earlier this month, was beaten 6-3 6-3 in the second round, having received a first-round bye as the top seed.