World number one Naomi Osaka reaches third round with win over Victoria Azarenka

World number one Naomi Osaka survived another early scare to reach the third round of the French Open.

Japan’s Osaka, 21, overcame a poor start to beat two-time Grand Slam champion Victoria Azarenka 4-6 7-5 6-3.

Osaka is chasing her third successive Grand Slam title having won the 2018 US Open and the Australian Open earlier this year.

She will play Greece’s Maria Sakkari or the Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova in the next round.

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