Naomi Osaka of Japan in action during her first round women's singles match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia at the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Photo: EPA Naomi Osaka of Japan in action during her first round women's singles match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia at the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Photo: EPA
Naomi Osaka of Japan in action during her first round women's singles match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia at the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Photo: EPA

Australian Open 2021: Naomi Osaka eases past Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in Melbourne

  • Third seed and 2019 champion beats world No 39 in straight sets to brush off concerns of difficult draw and pre-match nerves
  • Japanese star showed no signs of injury that forced her out of the warm-up Gippsland Trophy tournament

Topic |   Australian Open 2021
Naomi Osaka of Japan in action during her first round women's singles match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia at the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Photo: EPA Naomi Osaka of Japan in action during her first round women's singles match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia at the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Photo: EPA
Naomi Osaka of Japan in action during her first round women's singles match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia at the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Photo: EPA
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