‘Life Doesn’t Go As Planned’- Naomi Osaka Turns Spiritual as She Posts a Cryptic Tweet

Published 05/09/2022, 7:13 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 21, 2022 Japan’s Naomi Osaka during a press conference after losing her third round match against Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Naomi Osaka had been gaining her momentum back. She had played in the finals of the Miami Open and people were expecting to see her clinch a title soon. However, the Japanese player could not get past Sara Sorribes Tormo in the round of 32. The player accepted the defeat and shared a message on her Twitter to convey that everything is not always predictable.

Naomi Osaka on unpredictability

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Naomi Osaka has been a propagator of good mental health and sensitizes people about how players, too, get affected by its occurrence in their lives. The Japanese player has been seeing a therapist and is confident that she is doing better than before. Her performance on the court has also improved after addressing her mental health. She took to her Twitter and stated, “Sometimes life doesn’t go as planned and you just gotta find joy in the unknown.”

Mental health a priority for Osaka

Naomi Osaka has always kept her mental health as her priority. Last year, she withdrew from the French Open citing mental health issues. This year as well, the player had to go through a heckling incident at the Indian Wells which she resoundly responded to. Support in the favor of the Japanese player poured from all over the world. Famous players like Serena Williams and Nick Kyrgios spoke in favor of her and vouched or considering the emotions and mental health of the players and athletes too.

Mar 8, 2022; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Naomi Osaka (JPN) looks on during the Eisenhower Cup, a charity event using the the Tie Break Tens format at the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

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Naomi Osaka on court

Osaka recently lost to Sara Sorribes Tormo in the Madrid Open, which hampered her advancement further into the Madrid Open. However, she has accepted the reality and is now focused on her next face-off with Sara at the Italian Open. Naomi Osaka has improved her performance considerably and we wish to see her lift a grand slam this year.

Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan hits to Leylah Fernandez of Canada on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.

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