Tennis

US Open champ Osaka dominant in Tokyo

(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

TOKYO (AP) Naomi Osaka's homecoming couldn't have gone much better.

Playing in her first tournament since winning the U.S. Open, third-seeded Osaka impressed her Japanese fans Wednesday with a powerful 6-2, 6-1 win over Dominika Cibulkova to reach the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open.

Osaka was in control of the second-round match from the outset, breaking Cibulkova's serve in the first game at a sold-out Tachikawa Arena.

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