Former champion Naomi Osaka needed barely an hour to bypass Caroline Garcia, eliminating the Frenchwoman 6-2, 6-3 from the second round of the Australian Open on Wednesday.

The former world No. 1 headlined a night session where crowds were thin on the ground despite plans for up to 30,000 entries per day to Melbourne Park.

Caroline GARCIA (FRA) loses to Naomi OSAKA (JPN) Day 3 Australian Open by:- Tennis Australia/ ROB PREZIOSO

But the Japanese this seed took little notice on her way to victory, breaking three times but never facing a threat on her own serve. She finished with 10 aces.

Main photo:- Naomi OSAKA (JPN) celebrates beating Caroline GARCIA (FRA) Day 3 of the Australian Open by Tennis Australia/ NATASHA MORELLO


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