Naomi Osaka’s final match on tour was at Flushing Meadows on September 3, when her title defence ended with a third-round loss to eventual runner-up Leylah Fernandez.
Naomi Osaka, a 23-year-old who was born in Japan and now’s based mostly within the US, took time without work earlier this season with a psychological well being break that started when she withdrew from the French Open earlier than her second-round match.
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BNP Paribas Open: She additionally sat out Wimbledon, then returned for the Tokyo Olympics, the place she lit the cauldron through the opening ceremony.
“I really feel like for me, not too long ago, after I win, I don’t really feel joyful, I really feel extra like a reduction. After which after I lose, I really feel very unhappy,” Osaka stated at her information convention after her loss to Fernandez in New York.
“I don’t assume that’s regular.”
Naomi Osaka gained her first WTA title at Indian Wells in 2018.