Naomi Osaka

Olympics Social Slice: Naomi Osaka dumped out; Stefanos Tsitsipas gets revenge

For Olympics Social Slice, Naomi Osaka suffers a massive shock, while Stefanos Tsitsipas healed some personal wounds with a win to reach the third round.Β 

To start, the biggest news of the day came with the surprise exit of home superstar Naomi Osaka to world No. 42 Marketa Vondrousova.

Osaka was the highest remaining seed after Barty went out, but dreams of gold for the Japanese woman are over, while it’s all smiles for the Czech.

Meanwhile, fortunes for Stefanos Tsitsipas were much better, overcoming Frances Tiafoe in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, to avenge his first round Wimbledon loss at the hands of the American just weeks ago.

“He’s where he is for a reason,” Tiafoe said of the Greek, impressed with his opponent’s performance. With the win, Tsitsipas keeps the top four in tact in the men’s draw.

Despite the disappointment of having to withdraw from the singles, Andy Murray continued impressively in the doubles with partner Joe Salisbury, dispatching German pari Kevin Krawietz and Tim Puetz, 6-2, 7-6.

If Murray were to secure a medal, he’d become the first ever man to claim four at the Olympic Games. Compatriot Heather Watson was on hand to record the excitement of the winning moment, plus a cheeky celebration from Andy Murray himself.