“It’s My Fault” – Naomi Osaka on Her One-sided Defeat at Fed Cup 2020

Published 02/08/2020, 12:51 PM EST
Naomi Osaka


The Japanese tennis phenom Naomi Osaka revolutionized the women’s tennis in the eastern end of the world. Her 14 consecutive Grand Slam match wins in 2018-19 awestruck the tennis audience in the Asian continent.

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But Osaka’s recent one-sided loss on the clay-court of Murcia, Spain is something to worry upon. The two-time major champion Osaka committed 50 unforced errors against the World Number 78 Sara Sorribes Tormo from Spain. As a consequence, she dropped her match 6-0, 6-3 in the Fed Cup 2020 rubber.

Emotional Naomi Osaka after her loss in Spain

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“Honestly, it wasn’t even a match. For me, I’m kind of dealing with some stuff and I couldn’t mentally get into the match. It’s sort of… my fault,” Naomi Osaka opened up post her substandard performance. The Japanese ace Osaka was left in tears after her defeat. 

Osaka is not really comfortable playing on clay or grass. However, her powerful hitting from the baseline on the hardcourts is simply prodigious. 

Naomi Osaka

Before flying to Spain, World Number 10 Osaka was dethroned at the Australian Open 2020. She lost to 15-year-old Coco Gauff in straight sets during the third-round encounter.

In the rest of the matches in Fed Cup (in Spain), the quick Spanish tennis player on the women’s tour Carla Suarez Navarro defeated Japan’s Misaki Doi and Kurumi Nara in both her singles matches. It’s his farewell Fed Cup this year since she will soon be hanging her tennis racquets.

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Later Team Japan won the doubles match, and the tie scores were set to 3-1 with Spain in the lead.

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Mahalakshmi Murali joined EssentiallySports in 2018 as a tennis author and has gone on to pen more than 1800 engaging articles, probing into various aspects of the sport and its illustrious players. With her expertise on the sport, Mahalakshmi has interviewed stalwarts from the sport such as Serena WIlliams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou and Kevin Anderson’s physio, Carlos Costa. Equipped with her vast experience and a keen understanding of the sport, Mahalakshmi now co-heads the tennis department.

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