“I truthfully don’t know when I’m going to play my subsequent tennis match,” introduced defending US Champion Naomi Osaka at her information convention after a shocking loss to 18-year-old Leylah Fernandez from Canada. Osaka broke down throughout the information convention after making this announcement.
“I believe I’m gonna take a break from taking part in for some time,” added Osaka.
“I really feel like for me, just lately, like once I win, I don’t really feel blissful. I really feel extra like a aid. After which once I lose, I really feel very unhappy,” Osaka stated earlier within the post-match information convention. “I don’t assume that’s regular.”
Only a few months in the past, Osaka withdrew from the French Open after revealing she has struggled together with her psychological well being since first turning into a Grand Slam champion in 2018. Osaka announced her withdrawal from Roland Garros a day after she was fined $15,000 by the French Open and warned that she might face expulsion from the event, following her determination to not communicate with the press throughout the event.
The 23-year-old World Quantity 3 additionally missed Wimbledon earlier than returning to tennis on the Tokyo Olympics, the place she lit the flame at the opening ceremony.