Sharapova fought back in both sets but ultimately came up short on the key points.
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Former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova lost her second first-round match with a 6-4 6-4 defeat to Japan's Naomi Osaka at the BNP Paribas Open in California Wednesday.Sharapova, who returned to tennis last April following a 15-month doping ban, continued to struggle to find form as she dug herself into an early hole and never fully recovered.Now ranked 41st in the world, Sharapova fought back from early breaks in both sets but ultimately came up short on the key points in a performance that saw her commit six double faults and lose five service games to her 20-year-old opponent.Former world No. 5 Bouchard was outclassed by 100th-ranked Vickery in her first match since reaching a settlement with the U.S. tennis Association over a locker room fall during the 2015 U.S. Open.
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