Venus Williams and Naomi Osaka suffer first-round defeats

Venus Williams was defeated 6-1, 7-6 (7/5) by Belgium tennis player Alison van Uytvanck.

Venus Williams is now ranked down at 1,504 and has won only 1 tennis match since January 2021,

but she reject to say whether she will follow her sister Serena Williams into retirement after the US Open tournament.

Asked about her future, the 6-time grand slam winner Venus Williams said:

"Right now I'm just focused on the doubles."

Williams sisters will play tennis doubles together at the US open for the first time since 2018.

4-time grand slam champion Naomi Osaka has struggled for form and fitness this year

and she lost in the 1st round for the first time in US Open, going down 7-6 (5) 6-3.

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