Tennis news: Simona Halep beaten in the Italian Open, Naomi Osaka has left IMG to create her agency

Tennis news: The former World No. 1 Simona Halep was knocked out of the 2022 Italian Open in the second round. After being defeated by Danielle Collins in straight sets. Off the field, four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has left her current agency IMG. It is to start her own venture named EVOLVE. Barbora Krejcikova, the reigning Roland Garros winner, is going to miss yet another major. Additionally, the Czech has withdrawn from the upcoming Strasbourg Open. Meanwhile, the Libema Open, which runs from 4 to 12 June, will include top 10 players Aryna Sabalenka and Danielle Collins. Three-time Grand Slam champion in the men’s portion of the Italian Open. Stan Wawrinka has also set up a thrilling confrontation with world number one Novak Djokovic.

Tennis news: Here’s an overview of today’s headlines:

In the Italian Open, Simona Halep loses to Danielle Collins

Danielle Collins, the 2022 Australian Open finalist, defeated Simona Halep in the second round of the Italian Open 7-6 (1), 6-3. The Romanian was the favorite to win this competition, but he came up short this time. Halep reached the quarterfinals of the Madrid Open last week. Also, in the Round of 32, Collins had defeated Bianca Andreescu 6-1, 6-1. However, the American improved her game significantly to beat the two-time Grand Slam champion.

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Naomi Osaka starts her own sports agency

Naomi Osaka has taken a significant stride forward. To launch her agency, EVOLVE, and become a businesswoman. Her contract with IMG, her previous agency, expires in 2021. Also, the renewal negotiations were underway, and the terms didn’t appeal to her. With her agent Stuart Duguid, Osaka left IMG. After that, the two of them hold shares in the new company, and there are currently no outside investors.

Barbora Krejcikova has withdrawn from the 2022 Strasbourg Open

Barbora Krejcikova, the world No. 2, has withdrawn from the Strasbourg Open next week. She is still rehabbing from an elbow injury and has not competed since the Qatar Open in February. The Czech is the defending Roland Garros singles and doubles champion. Also, Krejcikova’s participation in the French Open is currently unknown. Even if she does, she won’t have played a single clay match this year. Her prospects of defending her championship successfully are close to none.

Tennis news: The Libema Open is led by Aryna Sabalenka and Danielle Collins

Lastly, the top ten players are Danielle Collins and Aryna Sabalenka. The 2022 Libema Open field features top 20 players Belinda Bencic, Elena Rybakina, and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. On the other hand, the grass-court competition will take place from June 4 to 12. It’s one of many tournaments that will take place in the weeks leading up to Wimbledon.

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