French Open: Naomi Osaka sails past Patricia Maria Tig into second round
- The 23-year-old from Japan, earlier came out that she would boycott media in the tournament
- However, following her first-round victory, she had an on-court TV interview
- Osaka won the match in straight sets with a scoreline of 6-4, 7-6 (4)
World number two women's tennis player Naomi Osaka won the first round of her French Open tie on Sunday, cruising past Romania's Patricia Maria Tig with a 6-4, 7-6 (4) win.
The 23-year-old from Japan, had earlier said that she would boycott media in the tournament, saying that news conferences were detrimental to her mental health. However, following her first-round victory, she had an on-court TV interview.
"For me, playing on clay is a work in progress," said the Japanese at Court Philippe Chatrier. "Hopefully the more I play, the better I will become. It's a beautiful court. I've only played two matches here, one before the roof and one now so hopefully I'll keep it going."
Osaka has never gone past the third round in Roland Garros. But on Sunday, she fired 39 winners, while also committing 35 unforced errors.