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N. Osaka (JPN)
M. Bouzkova (CZE)
|N. Osaka (JPN) (3)||6||6|
|M. Bouzkova (CZE)||2||4|
|Set won by N. Osaka||6 - 4||N. Osaka leads 2 to 0|
|Set won by N. Osaka||6 - 2||N. Osaka leads 1 to 0|
Reigning champion Naomi Osaka begins her Australian Open defence today against 21-year-old Marie Bouzkova at Rod Laver Arena. Keep up to date with the action here at The Roar with live scores from 11am (AEDT).
After winning this tournament last year, Osaka had a horrid time in the remaining majors, failing to get past the fourth round. Coming into Melbourne as the third seed, she will fancy her chances against the 59th-ranked Bouzkova.
Start time: 11am (AEDT)
Court: Rod Laver Arena
Odds: Osaka $1.11, Bouzkova $5.50
Head-to-head: Never played
Ranking: Osaka 3, Bouzkova 59
Career titles: Osaka 5, Bouzkova 0