Japanese star Naomi Osaka has emerged as one of the biggest superstars of 2020. She showed her fighting character to the entire world after winning her third Grand Slam title at the age of only 23. Her phenomenal gameplay has earned her a big name not just in Japan but in the entire tennis world.
Other than tennis, Osaka is quite renowned for her shy and quiet nature. Many say that she hardly used to talk to anyone off-the-court and preferred to stay in isolation. However, in a recent interview, she revealed that it was only a tag, and she doesn’t believe herself to be shy.
“That shy label has stuck with me through the ups and downs of my career,” began Osaka.
Osaka clearly disagrees that she was shy and timid. She further said that the people who knew her would not say anything like that. According to her, she is the one who likes to navigate in different situations.
“But I think people who have watched me grow would say that I navigate situations better,” added the 23-year-old Japanese.
Osaka clearly tried to hint that she was not what people have perceived her so far. She believed that the people who watched her grow would definitely give a better idea to others about her.
“I’m better able to express myself”- Naomi Osaka
Even if Osaka was not that confident and shy earlier, she has definitely shown a transition. She has started giving more interviews, attending more talk shows, and even begun talking more about her life.
“I’m better able to express myself” continued World No.3 Osaka. However, she later said, “Maybe” and started smiling.
Osaka has really worked very hard to remove that label from her. Who knows whether, after a couple of years, fans will witness a fully transformed Osaka?
Naomi Osaka last played at the US Open 2020, where she lifted her third Grand Slam title. She has already started working for the upcoming season and will begin her 2021 campaign at the Australian Open 2021.
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