Serena Williams loses in Miami Open first round by Naomi Osaka

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Williams, unseeded after taking a year off to have her first child, was beaten 6-3 6-2 by the Japanese, 20.

The American lost serve twice in each set and was unable to break back.

Her defeat comes after the Miami Open director said seeding rules for players coming back after maternity leave were a "punishment" and "should be changed".

Osaka is herself also unseeded but last week claimed her first title at Indian Wells to move up to 22 in the world.
 
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