Marketa Vondrousova of the Czech Republic stunned No. 2 Naomi Osaka of Japan on Tuesday in Tokyo in another shocker from the 2020 Summer Games tennis tournaments. The final Americans were also eliminated from contention.
Vondrousova defeated Osaka 6-1, 6-4 in a 68-minute third-round match at Ariake Tennis Centre.
The No. 42 player in the WTA rankings fired four aces, converted five of 11 break points and totaled just 10 unforced errors in the straight-sets victory.
Osaka only converted one of five break points and committed 32 unforced errors. With her win on Tuesday, Vondrousova advanced to the women’s quarterfinals, where she will face No. 29 Paula Badosa of Spain.
Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, Garbine Muguruza of Spain, Belinda Bencic of Switzerland, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of the Russian Olympic Committee, and Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan were among the other top women to advance in Tokyo on Tuesday.
In her third-round match, Svitolina defeated No. 19 Maria Sakkari of Greece in three sets. No. 11 Barbora Krejcikova, the 2021 French Open champion, was defeated by Bencic 1-6, 6-2, 6-3.
Italy’s Camila Giorgi also scored a third-round upset No. 7 Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.
No. 4 Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece, No. 13 Diego Schwartzman of Argentina and No. 25 Karen Khachanov of the Russia Olympic Committee were among the top men to advance with second-round wins Tuesday in Tokyo.
No. 54 Frances Tiafoe and No. 65 Marcos Giron both lost their second-round matches. They were the last Americans standing in either men’s or women’s singles competition.
Tsitsipas defeated Tiafoe 6-3, 6-4. Giron was defeated 7-6(5), 3-6, 6-1 by Japan’s Kei Nishikori.
Liam Broady of the United Kingdom defeated No. 12 Hubert Hurkacz of Poland. No. 24 Aslan Karatsev of the Russian Olympic Committee was also upset by France’s Jeremy Chardy.
The men’s and women’s singles tournaments continue Wednesday in Tokyo. The action airs at 10 p.m. EDT Tuesday on NBC’s Olympic Channel.