winning return for Osaka at the San Jose tournament

The Japanese star had not played since his defeat in the first round at Roland-Garros.

Former world No.1 Naomi Osaka made a winning comeback on Tuesday, after two months of absence, by beating the young Chinese Zheng Qinwen at the San Jose hard court tournament. The 24-year-old Japanese knocked out the 19-year-old Chinese in three sets 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 in the first round of the tournament.

The four-time Grand Slam winner had not played a competitive match since losing in the first round at Roland Garros due to a persistent Achilles tendon injury.

It’s really cool to come back to playsaid Osaka after the victory. “I haven’t played since May. I did not know. Someone told me. It’s really good to be back.»

The former world no. , 6-0.

This match marked the return of Osaka’s father, Leonard François, as coach. Two years, she since worked with Wim Fissette. “It’s good for him to be back cause he always makes me smilesaid Osaka. “It’s just good to be back, I’m really happy“.

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