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  • Naomi Osaka lost in straight sets to Marketa Vondrousova at the Olympics
  • Osaka was the outright favourite but lost 6-1 6-4 to the world number 42
  • Japanese star lit the Olympic cauldron during the opening ceremony
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Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka appears dejected after losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka appears dejected after losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Marketa Vondrousova celebrates after beating Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Marketa Vondrousova celebrates after beating Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka congratulates Marketa Vondrousova after their women's Olympic tennis match. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka congratulates Marketa Vondrousova after their women's Olympic tennis match. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka congratulates Marketa Vondrousova after their women's Olympic tennis match. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka congratulates Marketa Vondrousova after their women's Olympic tennis match. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka leaves the court after losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka leaves the court after losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Marketa Vondrousova leaves the court after beating Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Marketa Vondrousova leaves the court after beating Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka appears dejected after losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)
Leigh Copson 27 Jul 2021
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Home favourite Naomi Osaka has crashed out of the Olympic women’s tennis tournament.

Osaka, a favourite to claim gold, suffered a 6-1 6-4 defeat to world number 42 Marketa Vondrousova in the third round.

She produced 32 unforced errors as she fell to the straight sets defeat.

"I definitely feel like there was a lot of pressure for this," Osaka said afterwards.

"I think it's maybe because I haven't played in the Olympics before and for the first year it was a bit much."

Osaka will now turn her attention towards defending the US Open crown she won last year.

Despite her Olympic upset she is the 4/1 favourite at bet365.

Ashleigh Barty and Serena Williams are considered her main rivals at 6/1 and 9/1 respectively.
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    Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images) +

    Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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    Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images) +

    Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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    Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images) +

    Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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    Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images) +

    Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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    Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images) +

    Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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    Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images) +

    Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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    Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images) +

    Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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    Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images) +

    Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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    Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images) +

    Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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    Naomi Osaka appears dejected after losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images) +

    Naomi Osaka appears dejected after losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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    Marketa Vondrousova celebrates after beating Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images) +

    Marketa Vondrousova celebrates after beating Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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    Naomi Osaka congratulates Marketa Vondrousova after their women's Olympic tennis match. (Getty Images) +

    Naomi Osaka congratulates Marketa Vondrousova after their women's Olympic tennis match. (Getty Images)

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    Naomi Osaka congratulates Marketa Vondrousova after their women's Olympic tennis match. (Getty Images) +

    Naomi Osaka congratulates Marketa Vondrousova after their women's Olympic tennis match. (Getty Images)

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    Naomi Osaka leaves the court after losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images) +

    Naomi Osaka leaves the court after losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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    Marketa Vondrousova leaves the court after beating Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images) +

    Marketa Vondrousova leaves the court after beating Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka in action against Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Marketa Vondrousova in action against Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka appears dejected after losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka appears dejected after losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Marketa Vondrousova celebrates after beating Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Marketa Vondrousova celebrates after beating Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka congratulates Marketa Vondrousova after their women's Olympic tennis match. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka congratulates Marketa Vondrousova after their women's Olympic tennis match. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka congratulates Marketa Vondrousova after their women's Olympic tennis match. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka congratulates Marketa Vondrousova after their women's Olympic tennis match. (Getty Images)

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Naomi Osaka leaves the court after losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka leaves the court after losing to Marketa Vondrousova in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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Marketa Vondrousova leaves the court after beating Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

Marketa Vondrousova leaves the court after beating Naomi Osaka in the women's Olympic tennis tournament. (Getty Images)

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