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Defending Champion Naomi Osaka Knocked Out In 3rd Round in Australian Open



Defending champion, Naomi Osaka has been knocked out of the  Australian Open after  Amanda Anisimova stunned her on Friday January 21, handed her a defeat.

The Japanese four-time Grand Slam champion, seeded 13, won the first set on Margaret Court Arena but Amanda, a 20-year-old American ranked 60th in the world beat Naomi 4-6, 6-3, 7-6 (5) F

“I’m speechless, I can’t stop smiling,” said the 20-year-old, who is undefeated this year after winning a lead-up tournament in Melbourne.

Defending Champion Naomi Osaka knocked out In 3rd round in Australian Open

“I knew I had to be playing sharp if I wanted to give myself a chance. Naomi is always going to be playing well, she is an absolute champion.

“So I really had to step up my game and try to be aggressive. That’s what I started doing in the second set and so grateful I was able to do this well today and get the win. It means a lot.”

It’s the fourth time Osaka has been unable to defend a major title, and the 11th time in a Grand Slam she has been knocked out in the third round, including last year’s U.S. Open.

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