Tears by insult: Osaka leaves in Indian Wells

“Naomi, you suck” (Naomi, you nervously), it had tinted in her two-round match against the position 21 set Russian Veronika Kudermetova in the first set of the ranks. The four-time Grand-Slam winner therefore complained to the referee and cast a shot during and after 0: 6, 4: 6 defeat tears.

According to her explained Osaka, the comment came out with her memories of the Indian Wells-Eklat 2001, when Serena and Venus Williams had been boosted. Father Richard Williams had spoken of racist insults at that time.

“To be honest, I feel that it has not really hit me so far when I was disturbed,” said the 24-year-old Japanese woman in her interview on the court with tears in his eyes. “But here? I’ve seen a video in which Venus and Serena were exhorted here. I do not know why, but it has been set in my head and was repeated as often.”

Veronika Kudermetova vs Naomi Osaka 大坂 なおみ FULL MATCH INDIAN WELLS 2022
The former number 1 of the world, which speaks openly about its problems with depression, is intended for more consideration of the mental health of athletes.