MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA—Defending champion Naomi Osaka threw her racket, tossed a ball and kicked the racket again for good measure, before sitting for a while with a towel over her head. She pulled it together quickly in a swirling breeze on Margaret Court Arena, though, and beat Zheng Saisai 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the third round of the Australian Open. 1-seeded Ash Barty had the second match on Rod Laver, the centre court. She said she had a few nerves in the second round and some difficulty with the breeze, but was otherwise OK.“So far it’s good. There were several still in progress when Osaka and Kvitova went through.
Source: thestar January 22, 2020 03:11 UTC