SWITZERLAND, JULY 01 – World Tennis number two, Naomi Osaka has crashed out of Wimbledon on its first day after losing to unseeded Yulia Putintseva from Kazakhstan.
Yulia Putintseva claimed a second straight victory over Naomi Osaka to dump the second seed out of Wimbledon on the opening day.
Osaka’s last match before arriving at the All England Club was a straight-sets loss to Putintseva at the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham and again the Kazakh proved too consistent.
Osaka led by an early break but could not hold onto her advantage and Putintseva celebrated a 7-6 (4) 6-2 victory and one of the biggest successes of her career.
Osaka bizarrely sat on the grass instead of her chair during changes of ends in Birmingham, saying on Saturday she felt she just needed to try something different.