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Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka returns to Indian Wells, the scene of her breakthrough triumph in 2018, with a new outlook on a tennis career that plunged into turmoil in 2021.

The Japanese star will take the court for the first time since a third-round exit in her Australian Open title defense in January when she faces Sloane Stephens, the 2017 U.S. Open champion, in a first-round match at the prestigious hardcourt tournament in the California desert.

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