Naomi Osaka shot to fame on the WTA tour by beating 23-time Grand Slam champion, Serena Williams within the finals of 2018 US Open. Since then, the Japanese lady has been constant, throughout event and has overwhelmed the easiest gamers on the circuit.
Osaka even attained the No.1 rankings within the WTA charts and is now the holder of 4 Grand Slam titles. Though she did begin the 12 months by successful the Australian Open, it has been a really tough 2021 for the 23-year-old.
On the eve of the French Open, Osaka made headlines for boycotting a compulsory press convention, owing to which the authorities have been pressured to come back down onerous on her. Later, Osaka even pulled out of the occasion at Roland Garros, citing stress and psychological well being points.
The Japanese star additionally opted out of the Wimbledon Championships and opined that she was struggling to come back to phrases with the expectations and stress. Whereas she made a return on the Tokyo Olympics, she was solely going by way of the motions.
One other fast exit on the lately concluded 2021 US Open too didn’t assist issues, because the defending champion said that she just isn’t discovering happiness on the court docket, owing to which she’s going to take an indefinite break from the game.
Because of not with the ability to defend her title in New York, Osaka misplaced 1870 factors. Furthermore, she additionally misplaced 470 factors from her Pan Pacific Open victory in 2019 (event received known as off). Within the course of, the previous World No.1 slipped previous the top-5 in a really very long time.
With a troubled and turbulent season, Osaka who was as soon as ranked two after her victory in Melbourne, dropped to No.5 every week in the past and after the up to date rankings, she is positioned at No.8.
Will Osaka end 2021 inside top-10?
To make matter worse, Osaka solely has 4326 factors and with the likes of Grand Slam champions Garbine Muguruza and Petra Kvitova lurking round at No.9 and 10, it is going to be problem for Osaka to remain within the top-10.
However maybe, the subsequent few marquee tournaments will throw up extra readability on Osaka’s return to tour. Nonetheless, the climb upwards appears very shaky.
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