Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka lost to Canadian Leila Fernandez in the third round of the US Open and decided to temporarily stop playing. About it informs BBC.
The third racket of the world lost to the Canadian athlete Leila Fernandez, who was only on the 73rd line of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking. Thus, Osaka failed to defend the US Open title.
At a press conference after the failure, Osaka admitted that she intends to suspend her career, citing a difficult emotional state. “Lately, I don’t feel happy if I win. Only relief. And defeat is sad. I think this is not entirely normal, ”she said.
Osaka, 23, has won the US Open twice. Also, the Japanese woman won the Australian Open twice. In 2019, she ranked first in the WTA rankings.