On Monday (January 20th) morning, at a pre-match interview, the world’s No. 3, Japanese storm-borne, Naomi Osaka made an awkward comment saying she did not have the courage to hold a conversation with Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal or Serena Williams, suggesting the utterly decent 22-year-old Japanese had yet to adjust with the spotlights that came alongside two Grand Slam titles.
In point of fact, the meticulous marvel, Naomi’s latest remark comes over the heels of an earlier comment made earlier in the month while she had unveiled the scale of struggles the 22-year-old had to grapple with after turning in to a pro adding her family didn’t have much money, so what she could do the best was to squeeze herself until the last drop during every practice session.
Nonetheless, the Japanese maverick much-known for her storm-raged serves, did not need to wait longer to snatch her first major title win that came in a controversial 2018 US Open final in which the then 20-year-old young gun had overwhelmed the 23 Grand Slam titles owner, Serena Williams.
On top of that, although the 38-year-old American legend and the Japanese young flair met many times after the controversial 2018 US Open final, but the Japanese star, Osaka, claimed to be still struggling to find the confidence to speak with the 23-Grand Slam title holder.
Meanwhile, adding it was still odd for the Japanese spesh to talk to Serena Williams, whom she took as an idol since childhood, Naomi Osaka said on Monday (January 20th) shortly before she was set to take on Marie Bouzkova in the Rod Laver Arena, “Okay, so I'm going to have to give you a briefing of how I am as a person.
I don't talk to people. I just stare at them from a distance. That's lesson number one. Lesson number two is that if I were to talk to Serena, she talks to me, and I get surprised that she talks to me and that I don't talk back.
I just say, 'Hi. How are you? I'm trying really hard to get up the courage, because for me it's very odd. Like, she's the one that I admired to start playing, and then the whole US Open thing, whatever, and she's still so nice to me.
I just - it's weird, like, tennis players, we have to play each other, we're super competitive, but then off the court we see each other every week. ”