Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has seemingly reacted to the comments Martina Navratilova and Karolina Pliskova made about her. After Osaka revealed she is contemplating to skip Wimbledon, Navratilova said she can't understand her mentality.
When Pliskova was asked about Osaka, she stated that the Japanese is mainly not playing any tournaments nowadays. "Some people talk about me so much I’m convinced they’re getting paid. No way I’m on your mind that much.
Yikes," Osaka tweeted.
Some people talk about me so much I’m convinced they’re getting paid. No way I’m on your mind that much 😅 yikes. — NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) May 26, 2022
The comments Navratilova, Pliskova made about Osaka
“It’s kind of nice if you can walk away from a potential £2m pay day.
Most people don’t have the luxury," Navratilova told Piers Morgan. “I just don’t understand her mentality. I would like to sit down and tell her about the history of Wimbledon. It would not have even occurred to Osaka not to play if the ranking points hadn’t been taken away”.
Meanwhile, Pliskova suggested Osaka contemplating to skip WImbledon has nothing to do with the removal of ranking points. "I mean, as I said before, I think if you love the game and if you love to play, you're going to play, no matter what.
Of course I understand every player's situation if you're injured of course it's something different. If you don't have money to go it's something different," Pliskova said, when asked about Osaka potentially skipping Wimbledon.
"But, I don't know, I mean, I think she's, she said she's not motivated to play without points, but I mean she's mainly not playing any tournaments so I don't think this is something to do with points.
So I think if you just want to be home, I mean of course this is a great moment to be home if there is no points, no money, it's a great month just to stay home. But it's not going to be my case. Plus I missed the beginning of the season, so no matter what's going to be at Wimbledon, I just want to play."