Melbourne: American youngster Amanda Anisimova saved two match points to the way to a stunning three-set victory over Naomi Osaka, ending the Australian Open...
The fire broke out on the fourth or fifth floor of an eight-story building in a shopping and entertainment area on Friday, NHK said.
Osaka was quick to take a 3-0 lead in the opener, but the Swiss used her natural athleticism and defensive skills to lure Osaka into long rallies, frustrating the four-time Grand Slam champion
Tokyo has reported a record rise in cases for three days in a row, including 3,865 on Thursday.
The four-time major champion and No. 2-ranked player was fined $15,000 when she didn't speak to reporters after her first-round victory at Roland Garros on Sunday.
"I never wanted to be a distraction and I accept that my timing was not idea and my message could have been clearer."
"We would like to make a decision as soon as possible (on fans), but after the state of emergency is lifted we will assess," organising committee president Seiko Hashimoto said
The French Open is scheduled to begin on Sunday in Paris. Osaka heads into the clay-court tournament ranked No. 2 in the world.
Tokyo logged 591 new cases of coronavirus infection on Thursday, a slight dip from when the state of emergency began in the capital last month.
There's doubt about the effectiveness of the effort, which focuses on eateries and theme parks staying closed or limiting hours.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to formally announce later on Friday a state of emergency for Tokyo, Osaka and its two western neighbors Kyoto and Hyogo from April 25 through mid-May.
Japan's national vaccination drive has lagged and most people in the capital still have not been inoculated as infections have surged
Osaka also played excellent defense, such as in the final game, when she raced forward to chase down a drop shot, flicking a backhand cross-court for a winner.
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