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Naomi Osaka shares a heat honor to her mom, Serena Williams, Sharapova

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Our fashions usually embody household figures, resembling mother and father, siblings, grandparents. Or well-known stars, from sports activities, from leisure, those that work for social equality, those that combat in opposition to the hardest ailments, those that take sides in opposition to bloody wars.

Naomi Osaka encompasses all of this. In latest days she performed within the World Group of the Billie Jean King Cup the place, along with the performances on the courtroom, she launched attention-grabbing phrases about her finest feminine fashions.

Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka© Kenta Harada / Stringer Getty Photographs Sport


The Japanese defined how she adores former stars like Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova or Li Na, however her finest feminine position mannequin stays her mom Tamaki, revealing that she now understands all of the sacrifices made by her mom.

“Yeah, I imply, I really like Serena Serena, Maria Sharapova, Li Na… So I can title a variety of them however, I feel it is actually cool as a result of rising up, clearly, you must have position fashions to imagine that you are able to do one thing

My greatest feminine position mannequin was my mom just because I watched her quite a bit rising up and possibly emulated her a few occasions. However I feel now I am going to have a daughter and I assume she’ll notice all of the sacrifices she needed to make,” she defined.

Osaka: “Devastated by the defeat in Miami”

After maternity depart and an extended absence from the Tour, Naomi Osaka is slowly making an attempt to recuperate an ample state of kind to have the ability to compete at excessive ranges. A path that may solely be gradual and progressive, however the Japanese tennis participant has already given good indicators in her first appearances of the season.

The Japanese, who began the season with out rating, has a document of seven wins and 6 defeats this 12 months.

Her finest outcome was the quarterfinal reached on the Qatar Open. Now comes the time to maneuver to European clay, a floor not solely congenial for the Japanese tennis participant, however a chance to rediscover the shape and confidence of her finest occasions.

The newest optimistic indications arrived on the ATP Grasp 1000 in Miami, a match wherein the previous WTA No.1 had reached the ultimate in 2022.

Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka© Kenta Harada / Stringer Getty Photographs Sport


Two good victories in opposition to Elisabetta Cocciaretto and particularly in opposition to the quantity 15 seed Elina Svitolina, earlier than the second defeat of the season in opposition to the French Caroline Garcia within the third spherical. In a latest submit on her social channels, the Japanese tennis participant expressed her disappointment on the elimination, commenting on her path and analyzing the optimistic sides of the US marketing campaign.

the 26-year-old 4-time Slam champion wrote a message of thanks for the heat proven to her by the American public.

“I am truthfully actually devastated to have misplaced, however extraordinarily grateful and appreciative of the help, it was so enjoyable to play in an environment like this once more. I can not wait to see how far I can go and the place life will take me. I feel my second match was undoubtedly one of the best I’ve performed to this point and I hope to have the ability to play many extra matches like that sooner or later. Now I am taking part in on clay and it is completely different however enjoyable.
Let’s examine what occurs,”
she wrote.

Throughout the Miami Open, Naomi additionally spoke about her tennis stage, analyzing: “Once I began once more in Australia my principal purpose was to have enjoyable.
I type of centered on profitable matches, which I can not do as a result of I am very aggressive. I would not say I needed to drive myself to consider enjoyable once more, however I had to concentrate on it.

Now it is beginning to develop into pure once more. I appeared on the movies of myself in these years and in addition all of the video games I performed right here final time, and I do not really feel like I am too removed from that stage this season.

Within the matches I watched I felt extra comfy as a result of I did not have such an extended break. I do not assume I had the panic I’ve now, however that may are available in time. I really feel quite a bit higher now realizing that my photographs weren’t that significantly better again then.”

A confidence that additionally comes from the serenity that comes off the courtroom: “I take advantage of my time much more. Wim Fissette additionally advised me that I am way more skilled now, which is optimistic. Each time I see individuals profitable tournaments I really feel a powerful should be at their stage. I do know I’ve to take it one step at a time and I really feel just like the extra matches I win, the extra comfy I can be.”

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