Naomi Osaka has started her Australian Open 2022 in an optimal way. The defending champion has in fact defeated Colombian Camila Osorio Serrano with a double 6-3, ensuring rather easily access to the second round. After the victory, Osaka dedicated the double 6-3 to American rapper and singer-songwriter boyfriend Cordae.
A moment of pure romance.
Easy successes also for Maria Sakkari and Barbora Krejcikova. The Greek tennis player managed to establish herself with a score of 6-4 7-6 (2) on Tatjana Maria, the Czech left only the crumbs to Andrea Petkovic.
Simona Halep eliminated Magdalena Frech with the final score of 6-4 6-3, qualifying for the second round of the Australian Open 2022. She is now one of the favorite to reach a place in the final on her side of the draw. Victory also for Garbine Muguruza and Iga Swiatek.
Out Petra Kvitova. In men's singles, Andy Murray qualified for the second round of the Australian Open 2022 thanks to a stunning five-set win against Nikoloz Basilashvili, with the score 6-1 3-6 6-4 6 (4) -7 6-4. The Scot suffered an opponent in excellent form, but showed, under pressure, a good physical and mental condition.
Moreover, in a bottom half with many supporting actors and few protagonists, there could be big surprises. Daniil Medvedev gives absolutely no discounts to Henri Laaksonen. After the opening game lost in service, the Russian becomes a fury and literally dominates the set (6-1), not conceding anything.
In the second, the Swiss played openly and only gave up the serve once, in the fifth game: the advantage was enough for the world number 2 to win the partial 6-4.