Naomi Osaka suffered a first-round loss on the Abu Dhabi Open to Danielle Collins after the Japanese’s collapse late within the first set fully modified the rhythm of the match.
Early within the match, there wasn’t a lot separating four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka and 2021 Australian Open finalist Collins. However then, Collins received the final 9 video games of the match to seal a 7-5 6-0 win over Osaka and guide a round-of-16 assembly towards Elena Rybakina.
After going 1-2 in her first two post-pregnancy tournaments in Australia, Osaka wasn’t very completely satisfied along with her outcomes and he or she took an Abu Dhabi wildcard hoping to bounce again within the United Arab Emirates. Sadly for Osaka, not solely that she did not handle to do properly in Abu Dhabi, however she ended up selecting up a really disappointing and irritating loss.
How Osaka misplaced to Collins?
By means of the opening 10 video games of the match, not a single break level was seen. Then, Osaka missed out on two recreation factors within the eleventh recreation as Collins managed to interrupt the previous world No. 1 for a 6-5 lead. Within the following recreation, Osaka put up a giant battle however did not handle to get the break again as Collins realized her fourth set level to efficiently serve out for the primary set.
After dropping the primary set in a reasonably brutal method, Osaka acquired damaged to like within the opening recreation of the second set. Nonetheless, Osaka had a superb probability to get the break again immediately within the following recreation, however she did not convert any of her three break level possibilities.
After failing to get the break again, Osaka misplaced her serve as soon as once more as Collins went 3-0 up within the second set. Down by a set and two breaks, Osaka had an awesome probability to at the very least get one break again however missed out on three consecutive break factors alternatives within the fourth recreation as Collins managed to outlive a difficult recreation and open a 4-0 lead.
From that second on, there was no coming again for Osaka, who dropped her serve once more within the fifth recreation earlier than Collins put an finish to the match within the sixth recreation.
After successful the primary three conferences towards Collins, Osaka has now ended on the dropping of their final two matches.