Self-Confident Naomi Osaka Reveals When She Will Be Ready to Win Her Next Grand Slam – ‘I’ll Be in a Great Place’

Published 01/11/2024, 3:07 PM EST

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The comeback of the 4-time grand slam winner Naomi Osaka has been one of the biggest talking points of WTA this season. Osaka’s fans have been eagerly waiting for her ever since she took some time off tennis due to her pregnancy. But now that she is back, fans want to know how she feels about dominating tennis courts again.

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In a recent interview, Naomi Osaka shared how she has maintained her schedule in such a way that she gets to play a lot of matches. She also hopes to ultimately win a Grand Slam this year for herself and her fans.

Naomi Osaka thinks she can win a grand slam in the 2024 tournament season

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After taking a 16-month break from the sport, Naomi Osaka has made it clear that she is all set and motivated to give her best on the court now. Her drive to succeed can be clearly seen in her comeback performance. And now before the Australian Open, a tournament which she has won twice in the past, she was asked about the scope of her winning a Grand Slam title this year.

To which Osaka replied, “I don’t want to put pressure on myself, but I do think I can win a slam this year. It’s a long season and I’ve beefed up my schedule with more tournaments to give myself more match play. I think that I’ll be in a great place come summer hard court swing.”

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Osaka’s confidence is swinging high and fans are rooting for her to win a Grand Slam as well. Besides that, Osaka also shared what is her biggest motivation and driving factor as she has made her way back to the sport.

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Osaka shares what drives her the most to achieve success

Naomi Osaka mentioned that when she gave birth, it was the most painful experience she had ever had. That experience made her realize that she can endure much more physically, especially on the court. So, she feels that there are many more Grand Slam titles waiting for her in the future.

Along with that, Osaka also revealed that she wants to make a powerful comeback for her daughter Shai. Osaka wants to show her daughter that nothing is impossible, and this ambition drives her to push harder. Osaka said, “And I don’t know I just Want to show Shai that she’s capable of everything. So, that’s one of main purposes and main reasons for why I wanna be back out here.”

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Naomi Osaka has dominated every other player in the past, and she has enough potential to do it again. Now as she has returned with a confident approach, things might look up for her pretty soon. What do you think?

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Ishmeet Kaur

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Growing up, I was always drawn to tennis and would spend hours watching matches on TV. It's no surprise that I eventually pursued a career in sports journalism, with a focus on the racket sport.?As a tennis sportswriter for EssentiallySports, I've had the opportunity to cover some of the biggest tournaments.
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