After all the problems she experienced in 2021, following the victory of the Australian Open, Naomi Osaka is ready to defend the title in Melbourne. The young Japanese star has experienced a troubled season due to mental health problems, which came to the fore on the eve of Roland Garros.
A problem that also thanks to her is finally under the spotlight: her words can help many people who have experienced or are experiencing her own problems. Going back to court, Naomi may have made the most of the break to recover physically and psychologically, in view of tough and important commitments.
Taking away the very first part of the season, it will certainly not be a 2021 that the athlete will want to remember for all the problems and difficulties encountered, in addition to the not excellent results obtained. Complications, many under the mental aspect of her, which she had to face hard and with tenacity, although in some circumstances they took over her.
The personality and character of Naomi Osaka were slowly discovered in the WTATour in the year just ended: the Japanese did not experience a happy moment in her already incredible career, as can be seen from her many retreats and from some press conferences with journalists , in which she also burst into tears.
Will Naomi Osaka be able to defend the title at the Australian Open?
"When I win I don't feel happy, but above all relieved. When I lose, however, I feel very sad. Clearly this is not normal. I honestly don't know when I'm going to play my next game.
I think I'll take a break for a while," said the tennis player after the defeat at the US Open. This hiatus period has (finally) run out because the girl has decided to leave for the Australian tour. The native of the city of Osaka arrived in the past few hours in oceanic land, after having immortalized one of the moments of the long flight on her social channels.
Fans will therefore soon be able to see the talented 24-year-old on a tennis court, who is called to defend the title at the Australian Open: in fact in 2021 she was very good at winning the title of the first Grand Slam of the season, which now she will have to try in some way to confirm fierce competition eager to do well in the first commitments of 2022.
With a top body and a serene mental situation, the young player has shown that she can have an edge above all on hard court: between AO and Us Open, there are already 4 triumphs in the prestigious appointments conquered by the Japanese, who has won since 2018 always at least one major competition. Will she be able to continue this series also in the next year?