TL;DR news on Naomi Osaka at February 19, 2023

Osaka advances to the second round against either Dayana Yastremska or Madison Brengle. MORE: Novak Djokovic vaccine controversy, explained Defending women's champion Naomi Osaka will be playing in this year's tournament. On the court, not in court, there has been plenty for fans to get their teeth into today, with Rafael Nadal and defending champion Naomi Osaka both cruising to relatively easy wins. ADVERTISEMENT Article continues below this ad Not many athletes are given the honor that Naomi Osaka received However, Osaka was recently asked as to which was her greatest accomplishment in life. Osaka needed to save two break points to hold serve for the first set and faced two more in the second stanza before overpowering the inexperienced World No. The star of Osaka burns brightly across the North Pacific Ocean, which splits her homelands in Japan and the United States, and has captivated tennis fans and corporations alike. Osaka was on the path to greatness when she decided a break was required. Osaka has proven herself a phenomenal player on hard courts since ascending to the top. Prediction: Osaka in 3 Fraser: Osaka had a poor 2021 by her standards. How? Well, it could be settled with a game of tennis after Naomi Osaka offered to team up with Elmo to play Zoe and Rocco. Novak Djokovic and Naomi Osaka are the current men's and women's singles champions, respectively. 1 player in the world, and you've got Naomi Osaka. Naomi Osaka: There was a lot to like about how Osaka played en route to the semifinals of Melbourne 1. It was up to him, his choices, his judgment." Australian Open women's champion Naomi Osaka said the Djokovic situation was for the government to decide, not the players. Now ranked 14, Osaka is back and looked happy and relaxed during three matches in Melbourne last week before pulling out of the WTA Tour event with a minor injury.