Anisimova doubles up against Osaka
Four Grand Slam champions took to the court at 11:00am this morning for their opening Roland-Garros 2022 matches.
Naomi Osaka was on Court Suzanne-Lenglen, facing American No.27 seed Amanda Anisimova for a second consecutive major.
Osaka's Australian Open title defence earlier this year ended at the hands of Anisimova, and the four-time major champion suffered the same fate in Paris on Monday, falling 7-5, 6-4 to the big-hitting American.
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The first three games of the contest went against serve before Anisimova consolidated her advantage for a 3-1 lead.
The Japanese star broke back though, drawing level two games later and the pair remained neck and neck until Anisimova broke to edge ahead 6-5. The 20-year-old American wrapped up the set 7-5 on the 46-minute mark.
Anisimova made her move in game seven of the second set, and despite seeing two match points slip as she was serving for the win, she fired a signature down-the-line backhand to secure her passage to round two.
Her next opponent is Croatian qualifier Donna Vekic.
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