- Naomi Osaka (Japan/WTA 14) S. Camila Osorio (COL/WTA 50) 6:3, 6:3
- Maria Scarry (GRE/WTA 8) S. Tatiana Maria (GER/WTA 287) 6:4, 7:6 (7:2)
The defending champion in the second round: Naomi Osaka She safely crossed her opening hurdle at the Australian Open. The 24-year-old Japanese beat Colombia’s Camila Osorio 6-3 6-3 on Monday and looked convincing. “I played well under the conditions. The four-time Grand Slam winner said, ‘Everyone is so kind to me here, and that has a very positive effect on me.’ Osaka only returned to the tour in January after a tearful farewell to the US Open and a four-month break.
As it started victorious Maria Scary. The No. 5 player in the rankings had more problems than expected with the experienced German Tatiana Maria. A late break in the first set and a convincing tiebreak in the second made the difference for the favorite Greek. She now meets Qualifier Qinwen Zheng (CHN/WTA 108).
Das has a scoreboard
An extraordinary duel has been delivered Madison Pringle (USA/WTA 59), Ukraine Diana Gastremska (WTA 102). After a hopeless start (1:6), Jastremska responded admirably and imposed the deciding combination 6:0. But then again Pringle was on the trigger. When the score was 5: 0 in the third round, Jastremska surrendered. Strange: the Ukrainian had 31 winners at the time of her retirement – thus 30 (!) more than her opponent. In the second round, Pringle challenges defending champion Osaka.
SRF Radio 1, Morning Talk, January 17, 2022, 6:20 am; twu / sid
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