Sunday, September 05, 2021

Osaka announces hiatus from tennis

Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka said she would take a break from tennis having lost her enthusiasm for competition.

The world number three suffered a stunning defeat to Canadian Leylah Fernandez in the third round of the U.S. Open on Friday before tearfully telling reporters she planned to take an indefinite break from the sport.

The 23-year-old's decision comes months after announcing that she had suffered from depression.

Osaka on Friday said, “I feel like for me recently, like, when I win I don't feel happy. I feel more like a relief. And then when I lose, I feel very sad.. I don't think that's normal."


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