After yet another early exit, Tennis star Naomi Osaka says she’s on an indefinite break.
Per Deadline “Osaka, the defending US Open champion, had a near meltdown during her third round match with Fernandez, throwing her racket to the court several times and walking off into a bathroom without telling anyone her plans. She was also issued a warning for hitting a ball into the stands.
When she returned from her unannounced bathroom break, she seemed distracted and rushed. The crowd began heavily backing the upstart Fernandez, who triumphed in the match by scores of 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-4.”
Osaka said in the presser “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.”
Starting to cry, she continued “Basically I feel like I’m kind of at this point where I’m trying to figure out what I want to do, and I honestly don’t know when I’m going to play my next tennis match. I think I’m going to take a break from playing for a while.”