Japan's Osaka eliminated from Games

(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

TOKYO (AP) It wasn't the ending that Naomi Osaka - nor her multitudes of fans across Japan and worldwide - had expected.

The start of the Tokyo Olympics, however, will forever be a bright memory for the tennis superstar.

Osaka herself said after lighting the Olympic cauldron during last week's opening ceremony that it was "undoubtedly the greatest athletic achievement and honor I will ever have in my life."

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