Angelique Kerber of Germany reacts in disappointment while playing Naomi Osaka of Japan at the US Open where she became the first defending champion in 12 years to lose in the first round. Photo: EPA

Defending US Open women’s champ Kerber beaten by Japanese in first round

Kerber is first defending champion to make first-round exit in 12 years

Topic |   US Open (tennis)

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Angelique Kerber of Germany reacts in disappointment while playing Naomi Osaka of Japan at the US Open where she became the first defending champion in 12 years to lose in the first round. Photo: EPA
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