Venus Williams loses in Hong Kong as Petra Kvitova is knocked out in Tianjin

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Venus Williams was knocked out in the second round of the Hong Kong Open by 19-year-old Naomi Osaka.

Second seed Williams, playing in her second match since the US Open, lost 7-5 6-2 to the Japanese, who is ranked 64th in the world.

Petra Kvitova, also seeded second, suffered a shock defeat in her first-round match at the Tianjin Open.

The Czech coughed up eight double faults as she lost 6-4 5-7 6-4 to world number 113 Zhu Lin of China.

Kvitova has now lost five of the seven three-set matches she has played this year.

Source: BBC Sport

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