Just some weeks ago, Japanise star Naomi Osaka talked about the confusion in her head, and the back pain that accompanied her 2022. After the defeat at the US Open she said: "Right now I need to relax a bit, take a few days off, because there is a lot of chaos in my head, I think too much.
Injuries affected my whole season, just a few days ago I couldn't even serve well. Today I competed again and on the field I felt something similar to fun. The problem remains not being able to play as I would like and this leads to defeat, which is always difficult.
My biggest wish is to be able to play continuously without back problems. I have the feeling that I gave my best today, I did what I could. The truth is that I have no precise plans for what will happen. I didn't have faith in my game, so I played more cautiously than I should have.
I also feel that I have served far below my means. Collins is a very aggressive tennis player, she always hit me with a lot of pressure and she hit the ball mercilessly without worrying about how my ball came."
Martina Navratilova warns Naomi Osaka: "Time is running out"
In the course of a recent interview, Martina Navratilova analyzed the moment of Naomi Osaka, focusing on when (if it ever happens) the Japanese star will be back in physical form.
Navratilova, who won 18 Grand Slam titles during her glorious career, told: "What's happening to her? She's not playing at all? Maybe it was too much, too soon. But, you know, that's when bowel control comes; you really love The sport? Back to that.
My experience? For six years I did it all by myself. Nowadays a lot is done for the players. There is a lot more attention and everything is amplified. At the same time, people They forget about it. So you're a flash in the pan.
I think players have to stay in the moment, and if they love the sport, great, if they don't, that's okay too. But you understand, you make a decision because time is running out."