A question of balance . During the Italian night, the matches of the WTA1000 women’s draw in Indian Wells (United States) went on stage and the elimination of the former n.1 in the world (current n.78 in the ranking) Naomi Osaka makes noise.
The Japanese was defeated with a score of 6-0 6-4 by the Russian Veronika Kudermetova in the match valid for the second round. A challenge that Osaka suffered not only for the qualities of her opponent, but also for what was the impact with the public.
In fact, a “You suck!” shouted from the stands in the first games to bring down the certainties of the Japanese tennis player like a house of cards . An episode that had as a reaction a nervous breakdown and tears which obviously are at the basis of the knockout.
Naomi has recounted her periods of depression , confessing this publicly and also for this reason receiving some criticism on the management of the press conference on her part.
A situation of extreme fragility that the Japanese shared, in some ways, in the meetings in California with the American Amanda Anisimova , defeated by Leylah Fernandez after being one step away from the 6-2 5-3 success. A painful comeback that suffered by Anisimova which reflected tears and retirement. Moments of great personal difficulty, which the American had to face for a while after the death of her father in the moment of maximum splendor of her career.