Steven Flick, in an interview with Ubitennis, talked about Japanese Naomi Osaka, and her dominance in the WTA Tour. Naomi has just won her fourth Grand Slam, winning for the second time in her career on the Mlebourne Park hard-courts (she also won twice at the US Open).
Flink said: "Naomi is emerging as the possible dominatrix of the WTA Tour. We could discuss how many Slams she will win in her career. Before the tournament she was not at the top physically due to a small injury, there was some concern.
But I always thought that if she had been well she would have made it to the final with a very good chance of winning and that's how it went. She has a great kick on the second ball that often gets her out of trouble. With this serve I don't see how she can't win Wimbledon sooner or later.
Flink: "Naomi Osaka can win 12 Grand Slams"
My prediction is that she can win eleven or twelve Grand Slams, and I'm holding on. Maybe she can become the Djokovic of the women's circuit. I don't see why she can't win Wimbledon several times, and maybe the Roland Garros a couple of times.
Slams won and maybe approach Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova who have won 18. Surely the Melbourne match against Garbine Muguruza was the best match on the women's draw. The Spaniard played a great match, and she came close to winning.
For me, the comeback was due to Osaka more than Muguruza's demerit. I think she was spectacular in the last three games of the match, practically unplayable." About Serena Williams he said: "She made the final at Wimbledon and the US Open in 2018 and 2019, in the 2020 semifinal at the US Open losing in three sets to Azarenka, now in 2021 she lost in the semifinal from a super Osaka.
So not I think it's so bad. But Serena was too hard on herself in front of the microphones. On the other side of the net there are also the opponents and it seems that, from how she spoke, she was not so strong the one she lost to.
she is focused only on her sorrow and her mistakes. But Osaka, if in the final at the US Open he had defeated her in a tight and controversial match, this time he beat her clearly."