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Rattled By Spectator’s Outburst, Osaka Loses at Indian Wells

Naomi Osaka walks off court after her straight sets defeat against Veronika Kudermetova on March 12.

Naomi Osaka walks off court after her straight sets defeat against Veronika Kudermetova on March 12.

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Indian Wells, Calif. (AP) -- Rattled by a derogatory shout from a spectator, Naomi Osaka went on to lose 6-0, 6-4 to Veronika Kudermetova of Russia in the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Saturday night.

Osaka trailed in the first set when a woman in the stands shouted, “Osaka, you suck.” The Japanese star approached the chair umpire to ask that something be done. But the umpire explained that she didn't know who it was and could not take any action.