Naomi Osaka says she’s not surprised by the depth of women’s tennis

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Source : Sky Sports

Naomi Osaka revealed that she isn’t surprised one bit with the depth of the women’s game. On a personal note, she said that she was hoping a few tweaks to her schedule would help her with more Grand Slam success. Osaka is on a scintillating run as she has won her last 21 matches and 37 off the last 40 matches since the 2019 US Open. The Japanese sensation has taken her Grand Slam tally to four with wins at the US Open and Australian Open recently. The 23-year old, though is under no illusion that her success will continue with the current depth in the women’s game.

“I’m not really surprised by it at all,” said Osaka. “I feel like everybody that you see doing well right now, you kind of see it coming. For example, Brady, I could see that she was going to do well, sort of start going deeper in the draws. Muguruza, she’s won two Grand Slams. It’s not very surprising at all.”

Osaka has said that she doesn’t enjoy long and busy stretches away from home adding that she will plan accordingly in the future to ensure better performance in the Wimbledon and French Open.

“I’d love to just travel somewhere and just really focus on that tournament; for me, that is something that I’ve learned works for me,” said Osaka. “Hopefully it will work for me this time in Europe because my results there haven’t been that great, but I feel like every year I am on tour I learn more about myself and what type of schedule I like to play.”

 

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