Osaka plans to use quarantine to get rid of “shyness”


Japanese Naomi Osaka, a former world number one, admitted Thursday “a lot of regrets” because of her shyness and wants to take advantage of the quarantine period due to the emerging corona virus to find ways to “be more assertive.”

“I think people know me as a very shy person,” Osaka told reporters, who is spending a quarantine at her home in Los Angeles, to reporters.

The 22-year-old, who has won two major tournaments (Open America 2018 and Australian Open 2019), believes that this shame sometimes made her suffer from undesirable situations.

She said: «I want to take advantage of this stone period to think about many things. “When I go to sleep, I feel a lot of remorse, most of it due to the fact that I do not express what I think.”

She added, “I find myself several times in situations where I could have expressed my opinion, but in the end I was silent and things did not develop as I wanted,” before she explained that she had to be “more assertive.”

Osaka, now ranked 10th globally, went through a difficult period psychologically and physically, after winning the Australian Open in 2019, which caused her to be removed from the top of the rankings, and admitted that she suffered from depression.

As the date for the resumption of tournaments and tournaments is not known at the present time, Osaka said that it took advantage of the downtime to discover other things, such as drawing.


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