Naomi Osaka, after the final in Miami at the beginning of April, lost to Iga Swiatek, came back to play at the Mutua Madrid Open 2022, on clay-courts. The Japanese recently returned to talking about mental health. She said: "I'm not going to lie, it doesn't work perfectly every day.
I talk to my therapist at least once a week and try to open up. Filtering negativity from a minority is one of the things I've learned to do. I also do exercises. minds to focus on the positive. Even though I really hated what happened, in the end I'm glad I went through it.
I think I've grown as a person for it." The Japanese also said she avoided Twitter: "Because it's much more negative than, say, Instagram."
Following the first Australian success, on January 28, 2019 she became the first Asian to reach first place in the world ranking.
She was the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam title and the third in the Open era to qualify for the WTA Finals. In 2019, 2020 and 2021 she was the highest paid female athlete ever, grossing $ 37, 60 and 57.3 million respectively.
On 23 July 2021, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, she was the torchbearer who lit the Olympic brazier. Naomi took part in the 2021 French Open, where she beats Patricia Maria tig with a score of 6-4 7-64, but later, due to pressure received from the organizers and the possible disqualification from the tournament due to the decision to cancel the press conferences, Naomi decides to retire before the second round match, which saw her as opposed to Ana Bogdan.
In addition, the 4-times Grand Slam champion was fined $ 15,000. She communicated her withdrawal, with the return to the court at a later date, through the various social networks. We also recall that mid-March, Naomi Osaka could not hold back her tears when a spectator shouted Naomi, you suck, during her match against Russian Veronika Koedermetova in Indian Wells.