Naomi Osaka spending quality time by herself ahead of Indian Wells



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Naomi Osaka spending quality time by herself ahead of Indian Wells

Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is spending some quality time by herself ahead of her return to action. Osaka, 24, hit Chicago, where she had a blast exploring the city. "S/0 8shout-out) to being in Chicago for 8 hours and exploring the city by myself because I've literally never seen the sights," Osaka captioned her Instagram Story.

Osaka will soon head to California as she is set to feature at the Indian Wells Masters. Osaka's first big title came after beating Daria Kasatkina in the 2018 Indian Wells final.

Osaka also set to play the Eisenhower Cup

Osaka also leads this year's Eisenhower Cup player field - a TieBreak Tens event scheduled to take in Indian Wells.

In a recent interview with ABC's Good Morning, Osaka opened on dreaming to become pro and actually achieving that dream. "I did imagine [becoming a professional tennis player] but it is kind of weird to be living the life right now.

You always have dreams as a kid but you are not sure what it feels like for it to actually come true," Osaka said. "If I were to tell the five-year-old me anything for advice, I would just say, 'Keep trying hard.'

There has to be a certain amount of willpower to get to where you want to get to." Also, Osaka reflected on her decision to take a break from tennis following a shock third round loss at last year's US Open. "Just saying out loud that I'll take a break and I will come back when I am truly in love with the sport and I know what I want to do here...

it gave me time to reset myself," Osaka said. "I think it was important for me to be public, because I would always feel the need to put my thoughts out there. I think it gives me more clarity. I feel like being honest to everyone is really important."