Tennis, WTA – San Jose 2022 tournament: Osaka beats Zheng

Japan’s Naomi Osaka won two sets to one (6-4, 3-6, 6-1) over China’s Qinwen Zheng to win the second round of the San Jose tournament at the San Jose State University Tennis Center, Wednesday evening session.

It was Osaka’s first Tour appearance since her French Open first-round loss to Amanda Anisimova and her first win in more than three months. The Japanese had skipped the grass season.

Osaka, ranked No. 41 in the WTA, will face No. 6 seed Coco Gauff in the second round.

The other meetings of the first round in San José (WTA 500, San Jose State University Tennis Center, hard, $757,900, results are listed from newest to oldest):

  • Beatriz Haddad Maia – Claire Liu: program Wednesday
  • Coco Gauff – Anhelina Kalinina: Wednesday program
  • Shelby Rogers – Bianca Andreescu: 6-4, 6-2
  • Veronika Kudermetova (N.9) – Camila Giorgi: 7-6 [2]4-6, 7-5
  • Caroline Dolehide (LL) – Kayla Day (Q): 7-6 [5]6-4
  • Elizabeth Mandlik (Q) – Alison Riske-Amritraj: 6-3, 6-3
  • Daria Kasatkina (N.7) – Elena Rybakina: 1-6, 6-2, 6-0
  • Madison Keys-Shuai Zhang: 6-4, 6-2
  • Taylor Townsend (Q) – Storm Sanders (Q): 6-1, 6-4
  • Karolina Pliskova (N.8) – Katie Boulter (WC): 1-6, 7-6 [5]6-3
  • Amanda Anisimova – Ashlyn Krueger (WC): 6-2, 7-6 [5]

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