Tokyo 2020: Shock and disapointment as Tennis star Naomi Osaka crashes out

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Number two seed and local hope Naomi Osaka crashed out of Tokyo Olympics after suffering a straight set defeat to unseeded Czech player Marketa Vondrousova.

Osaka lost 1-6, 4-6.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics marked the return of Osaka to tennis after the Japanese player had pulled out French Open and Wimbledon in the recent past.

Despite her loss, Tokyo residents reacted to the Japanese idol kindly.

75-year-old retiree Takashi Suzuki said, "but she fulfilled her mission, selected as the final torch bearer for the torch relay. I think that was really wonderful."

24-year-old Yuya Okugawa said, "I'm rooting for her, that's all."

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