The reigning U.S. Open and Australian Open champion lost her first match since moving up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings — and first since splitting from coach Sascha Bajin. Osaka had trouble with her serve and was beaten 6-3, 6-3 by 67th-ranked Kristina Mladenovic at the Dubai Championships. Afterward, Osaka wiped away tears while discussing the difficulty of dealing with success and fame. “I don’t think I necessarily understand what position I’m in, in a way. Because last year, I wasn’t even anywhere close to this ranking. People didn’t pay attention to me — and that’s something that I’m comfortable with.”
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After making a birdie from a hospitality tent during the Pebble Beach Pro-Am this month, the lead NFL analyst for CBS Sports will continue his love of playing competitive golf at the AT&T Byron Nelson, a PGA Tour event to be played May 9-12 at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas — the city where he was the quarterback for the Cowboys. “Golf is one of my greatest passions outside my family and football, and I am honored to have the opportunity to compete amongst the pros again in this year’s AT&T Byron Nelson,” said Romo, who received a sponsor’s exemption.
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