Naomi Osaka stunned as face of Tokyo Games knocked out of Olympic tennis

Japanese beaten 6-1, 6-4 by Markéta VondroušováWorld No 2 was highest ranked player left in women’s draw

Naomi Osaka will not win an Olympic medal on home soil in Japan after she was upset in the third round of the Tokyo Games by Markéta Vondroušová of the Czech Republic 6-1, 6-4.

Osaka, who opened her home Games by lighting the Olympic flame, was the highest ranked player left in the draw and the clear tournament favourite after top seed Ashleigh Barty’s early loss. She has won the last two hard court grand slams, the US Open and the Australian Open, and she has established a clear measure of dominance on the surface.

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