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Osaka loses 1st match after coach split

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Naomi Osaka lost her first match since moving up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings - and first since splitting from her coach.

The two-time major champion had trouble with her serve and was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by 67th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic at the Dubai Championships in a little more than an hour on Tuesday.

Afterward, Osaka wiped away tears while speaking to reporters and discussing the difficulty of dealing with her new-found spot atop the sport.

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1 N. Djokovic 10,955
2 R. Nadal 8,320
3 A. Zverev 6,475
4 J. Del Potro 5,060
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