Naomi Osaka Asks for Restaurant Recommendations Following Her Flawless Win at WTA Melbourne 2021

Published 02/05/2021, 4:47 AM EST
Naomi Osaka of Japan in action against Coco Gauff of the United States of America in the Women’s Singles Round three match on Arthur Ashe Stadium during the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)


World No. 3 Naomi Osaka has booked herself a ticket to the semi-finale at the WTA 500 Melbourne 2. The Japanese star looks to be in great form, and this is good news for her right ahead of the Australian Open 2021. In the quarters of the tournament, Osaka defeated Irina-Camelia Begu in straight sets. The final scoreline of the match was 7-5, 6-1.

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Naomi Osaka didn’t face any sort of difficulty in the quarters of the WTA 500 Melbourne 2. Although she won the first set in the late 12th game, the Japanese completely dominated the next set and finished it in half an hour.

In the post-match presentation, the 3-time Grand Slam winner had a unique demand. She said that although she was having a great time in Australia, it would be great if someone would help her find a good restaurant.

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Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates winning the first set during her victory against Madison Keys of the United States in the Women’s Singles Semi-Final match on Arthur Ashe Stadium at the 2018 US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 6th, 2018 in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

“Actually, I was gonna ask for like, restaurant recommendations,” began Osaka. “Like, a good take out because I don’t really want those legs to sit in, I’d like to take the food and watch like, Netflix by myself. So, if anyone has some good take-out recommendations, it’ll be alright.”

Osaka clearly wants to go out and have some good food. She mentioned that she loved to spend her time eating and watching shows on Netflix.

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The Japanese star also thanked her fans for coming to the stadium to support her. Osaka loves to play in front of her fans, and they even cheer for her after she wins any point.

Naomi Osaka with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup following victory in her Women’s Singles Final match against Petra Kvitova. Day 13 of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 26, 2019, in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

“Thanks, everyone for staying. Personally, I don’t know if it’s jetlag, I probably would have been sleeping else. So, I’m really happy you guys are up and here. So, thank you very much for staying,” added the World No. 3 player.

Osaka will now advance to the semi-finale of the tournament and will surely try to win a title before going to the Australian Open 2021. She’ll be starting as one of the favorites at the Grand Slam, and fans also have huge expectations from her. Will Osaka be able to win her fourth Grand Slam title in Melbourne this year?

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