Naomi Osaka crashed out of the French Open, losing in straight sets to the 27th seeded American Amanda Anisimova. Osaka is a 4-time Major winner and former number one in the world.
It was one year ago at the French Open that Osaka withdrew from the tournament after refusing to attend a post-match press conference. It was after that; Osaka detailed her struggles with anxiety. Anthony Farris detailed the how Osaka was dealing with everything leading into the tournament:
Osaka never looked comfortable on the court as the 20-year-old American Amanda Anisimova beat her in straight sets 7-5, 6-4. This is the second major in a row that Osaka has fallen to Anisimova. In the third round of the Australian Open, Anisimova beat Osaka in three sets 4-6,6-3,7-6. Anisimova had her best major performance at the French Open in 2019, when at age 17, she made it to the semifinals.