Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka left the top 10 for the first time in three years. Osaka, which was ranked No.2 at the start of the season, is now No.12 on the WTA ranking list. Osaka, 23, made his way into the top 10 for the first time in his career after winning his first Grand Slam title at the US Open in 2018.
Osaka has made a good start to the season, having won the Australian Open. The season has started well for Osaka, but it has been a struggle for the Japanese since her winning run at Melbourne Park. Osaka has missed much of the action over the past two months because she wanted to focus on improving her mental health.
Osaka should return soon
After suffering a shocking loss in the third round of the US Open, Osaka broke down in tears and said she would take another break. “You know, I’ve been playing tennis since I was three,” Osaka recently said on HBO’s “The Shop”.
“I sure love the sport. I know I’m going to play again, probably soon because I have this itch again.“ But it wouldn’t really matter to me if I won or lost. I would just have the joy of being back on the pitch.
Just for, like, you know, that I do it for myself. “Osaka admitted that she was concerned about what other people would say.” I started to feel like that power was being taken away from me. “said old man.
“I wasn’t playing for fun and I was more concerned with what people would say about me. “Before, I liked competition and just being competitive. Like I had to play a long game, the longer it was the more fun it was for me.
“And then I just started to feel – recently – the longer it was, the more stressed I became. But I just needed a break to get inside myself. ”