Osaka’s 16-match Grand Slam win streak ends

Naomi Osaka’s attempt at a third straight Grand Slam title is over.

The top-ranked player struggled throughout a 6-4, 6-2 loss to Katerina Siniakova in the third round of the French Open.

Siniakova is ranked No. 1 in doubles and No. 42 in singles.

The loss ends Osaka’s run of 16 straight wins in Grand Slam tournaments — which included titles at the US Open and Australian Open.

Simona Halep’s title defense remains on track at the French Open following a methodical 6-2, 6-1 third-round win over 27th-seeded Lesia Tsurenko that lasted just 55 minutes.

Halep, whose only Grand Slam title came at Roland Garros last year, is bidding to become the first woman to defend a major since Serena Williams at Wimbledon in 2016.

Halep’s next opponent will be either Olympic champion Monica Puig or Iga Swiatek.

Tsurenko received treatment on her right leg during a medical timeout while trailing 3-0 in the second.

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