7 months Osaka hopes for better Wimbledon fortune Manilatimes |Sports
LONDON: With the burden of being world number one lifted, Naomi Osaka will set her sights on Wimbledon, buoyed by the support of Roger Federer and praying for a decent draw this year. The 21-year-old Japanese star saw her hopes of a third consecutive Grand Slam title end in a dispiriting third round exit at Roland Garros. She admitted that loss to Katerina Siniakova, ranked 42 at the time, was “the best thing that could have happened” for a player so uncomfortable in the spotlight.Advertisements
Naomi Osaka AFP FILE PHOTOSince then, she has lost her top ranking ... more