Naomi Osaka began her defense of her Australian Open title with a 6-3, 6-3 straight sets victory over Camila Osorio in the first round on Monday in Melbourne. She’ll face American Madison Brengle in the second round.
It took 68 minutes for the champion to advance, and at first it appeared it might not even take that long as the No. 13 seed Osaka jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first set. With an 83% first serve percentage for the match, Osaka wins her eighth straight match in Melbourne, and will be on center court again as the defending champ.
Osorio at just 20 years old sits at No. 50 in the world, and will go home without a win in her first match ever at the Australian Open.
For Osaka, she’s now six wins from her third Australian Open and fifth major. Despite being the No. 13 seed, she’s the second choice on the odds board at +650 from DraftKings Sportsbook, behind only the favorite +275 Ashleigh Barty.