Second seed Naomi Osaka crashes out in first round of Wimbledon

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London UK Published: Jul 01, 2019, 09.48 PM(IST)

Japan's Naomi Osaka reacts to losing a point against Kazakhstan's Yulia Putintseva. Photograph:( AFP )

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Yulia Putintseva defeated Osaka 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 in the first round

Naomi Osaka's bid to win a third Grand Slam title came to a premature end on Monday when she lost to Kazakh Yulia Putintseva, 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 in the first round. 

The 21-year-old Japanese said she had felt a weight lifted from her after losing her number one world ranking but it did not show against a talented opponent on Centre Court. 

Indeed Putintseva simply franked the form from the recent Birmingham tournament where she had beaten the US Open and Australian Open champion in the second round. 

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Match Stats:

Putintseva 2-Osaka

Aces 3 3
Double faults 3 1
Breakpoints won 3/7 1/4
Net points won 1/3 13/20
Winners 15 34
Unforced errors 7 38
Total points won 74 67
Match duration: one hour and 35 minutes

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