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Osaka wins in debut at Olympics; Barty beaten; Murray withdraws from singles


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Was Barty asleep?

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Welcome back Naomi! this was not just a comfertable win, she destroyed Zheng.

I like the way she did her hair and top as well, very fitting.

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Sponsors couldn’t have staged a better photo than the one captured naturally here.

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Like her trainer mentioned in her Netflix show, the only way for this to be successful is for her to win it. I hope she does! Such a unique and talented person!

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"More than anything else I'm just focused on playing tennis," Osaka said. - Hopefully, this will become ‘Her mantra’ and less about the ‘optics’ her ‘handlers’ were forcing here to embrace.

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Well done Naomi. She looks great and played even better.

Seems strange, when an athlete wins, says all the right things, does all the right things, they still get a thumbs down. A lot of haters out there

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It's Faster, Stronger, Higher, Together. Japanese athletes have arrived well-prepared to make Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games a memorable experience.

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Very chatty to the press when Olympic sponsors are involved.

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Nice win and welcome home Naomi!

Sorry about Ash losing but she's had a lot of travel and tennis lately.

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And the "experts" said she couldn't handle pressure.

Goes to show just how much the haters know.

Go Naomi!!

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That's why her match was suspiciously moved from Saturday to Sunday - so she can be at the Opening Ceremony

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Outside is too hot to play games. Athletes must win the heat first out there.

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I am for Naomi all the way.

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Good for Naomi, though it wasn’t the best of performances.

Hope she wins the gold.

I just loved how politely she greeted Zheng after the match. She really is a role model!!!

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When she said NihaoMa to Zheng after the match was in her favor I was sent a shivering spine up to my backbone. Congrats.

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Dominant performance by Osaka, Barty didn’t look like she really cared to be there and did more to lose than her opponent had to do to win.

The other big result was lowly ranked NIshikori’s win over Rublev. Go Kei! Maybe Tokyo 2020 will be his tournament?

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Well done Naomi......

Ash seemed a little bit flat.......alot of unforced errors.

Take nothing away from Sara though....hope she progresses further.

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