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Italian Open: Stan Wawrinka wins, Naomi Osaka out

Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka put his injury troubles behind him to earn a first ATP Tour win in 15 months at the Italian Open.

Wawrinka, 37, fought back from a set and a break down to beat American Reilly Opelka 3-6 7-5 6-2 in Rome.

The Swiss, now ranked 361st, was playing only his second tour match since March 2021 after a foot injury.

Meanwhile, four-time major champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the event because of an injury.

"Unfortunately I'm going to have to withdraw from Rome as the injury which I picked up last week in Madrid hasn't healed yet," said the Japanese player, who is now ranked 38th in the world.