Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka says she is doing her best to believe that good times will come after a hardship. The past 12 months haven't been easy for Osaka, who opened up about her struggles with mental health and most recently she has been hampered by an Achilles injury.
On Saturday, it was announced Osaka would miss Wimbledon due to an Achilles injury. "After the storm comes the storm," Osaka titled her message. "This is a saying that I'm actively trying to master. I feel like life keeps dealing cards and you're never gonna be used to them but it's how you adapt to uncomfortable situations that really says stuff about your character.
I've been repeating mantras a lot in my head recently. I don't know if it's to subconciously help myself through stressful times or to ease my mind into realizing that everything will work out fine as long as I put in the work.
Cause what more can you do? Everyday before I go to sleep I think of all the people I love and how grateful I am to have them in my life, I honestly just wish the best for them and I hope that my existence brings them as much joy as they do to me."
Osaka set to miss Wimbledon for the second year in a row
At the French Open last year, Osaka opened up about her battle with depression and anxiety.
Osaka decided to take some time to address her mental health and she ended up missing the entire grass season. This grass season, Osaka was scheduled to play Berlin and Wimbledon. After withdrawing from this week's WTA event in Berlin, Osaka also pulled out of Wimbledon due to an Achilles injury. Now, the hope is Osaka will be ready for the North American hard court swing.