Naomi Osaka Press Conference | 2021 US Open Round 3

Naomi Osaka's press conference following her Round 3 defeat the Leylah Fernandez in the 2021 US Open.

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The 2021 US Open main draw runs from August 30 - September 12 in New York City at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The tournament takes place for the 141st time and is the fourth and final Grand Slam of the year. Dominic Thiem is the men’s singles defending champion but has withdrawn following an injury. Naomi Osaka is the women’s singles defending champion and will be aiming to claim the title for the third time in four years. Meanwhile, No. 1 seed Novak Djokovic looks to complete the calendar Grand Slam after winning the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon already this year. Should the Serbian lift the title here for the fifth time, he will also overtake Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal to become the first-ever man to win 21 Grand Slam singles titles. With full capacity crowds back again, it’s time for the greatest return!

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Ronan Rogers
Ronan Rogers:
It’s tough at the top. It makes you realise how exceptional Serena, Federer, Nadal and Djokovic really are.
Synthia E
Synthia E:
I just want to give Naomi a hug. Hearing her say that winning doesn't make her happy and that losing makes her sad was just heartbreaking. That made me tear up. As much as I love to watch her play, she needs to take care of herself first. If taking time off will help her mental state then I'm in full support and wish her nothing but the best.
Good Bye
Good Bye:
“When I win, I don’t feel happy. I feel more like a relief.” Yeah that’s when you know it’s time to take a step back because there is no longer joy in it. Something is going on and I hope she is able to get through it. I’m a still fan.
Charles Faure
Charles Faure:
She's not playing for herself. She's trying to be what others want her to be--or what she thinks they demand she be. She lives in fear of what others think of her. Hopefully the time will come when she realizes that no one else has the right to tell her who she has to be. She's more than paid back those who have helped her become successful.
Grace Gallery
Grace Gallery:
This is tragic - she is lost right now. I agree with Robert that she needs help and fast! This is not just depression for her, but depression for all her fans too. We feel it as much as her and all her pain. It truly broke my heart to see her shed tears and confess that she does not know when she'll play her next tennis match. Naomi Osaka, pull yourself together girl, get it together and come back stronger than ever! That's about the best encouragement I can give you right now!
La Tun
La Tun:
As someone who suffered depression, this hit me right in the feels. It's like nothing brings you joy. I hope the break she will take will help her. Can't wait to see you back on court!
greekgirl
greekgirl:
As a person who has been suffering from depression for many years, I can honestly say I felt her pain and struggle. Big hugs to Naomi. She needs a LONG break from tennis. ASAP.
A Singh
A Singh:
I feel very sad for her having to share all this publicly. I would hope the team around her could do more to protect her right now which is what she needs. A break is definitely the right decision and I am sure she will come back and be a force again if that's what she wants. Take your time Naomi, there is always light at the end of the tunnel and you will be a much stronger person to face lifes challenges. Challenges don't go away we just become better at dealing with and eventually overcoming them.
chriselda mosibudi makhubela
chriselda mosibudi makhubela:
She loves Tennis so much! It's been her whole life. When she talks about taking a break, she literally broke down. 💔 I pray she gets better and comes back refreshed. She has achieved so much at a young age and it is too much at times. 🥰🥰❤❤We love Naomi Osaka. I miss her already
Percy Kitso Sekate
Percy Kitso Sekate:
"When I win, I don't feel happy anymore, I feel like a relief"
What Osaka is going through is normal, and ther is nothing wrong with finding a different path for different purposes in life.
Jack Haggins once said " When you get at the top, there's nothing there"
Lee Iacocca confessed " Here I am in the twilight years of my life, still wondering what is all about"
She will be fine, she has to figure out what the bigger picture, what the ultimate purpose this the little purposess will feed the ultimate purpose.
Anthony Betters Sr.
Anthony Betters Sr.:
We've all been there in some point in life, but our tears (of anger, fights, throwing stuff) and emotions aren't seen before millions nationally. Pray for the sister as you would family or a friend you see in need. Don't hate!
rj ytt
rj ytt:
It's okay Naomi! You are an inspiration to many of us. It takes strength to even admit that there is a problem. I pray you find peace. Take your time and regroup. You will be back stronger than ever!
Brianna Walker
Brianna Walker:
Aww Naomi, it’s okay! I still think she’s one of the best young talents out there! When you’ve been playing tennis most of your life, and now it’s your career, it’s hard to take some a step back. A mental break is perfectly fine, and it’s worth it for her to get to a better mindset. I have absolutely no doubt that Naomi will be that much better after she comes back from this break!
King Zande
King Zande:
Sometimes taking a step back and reevaluating things, can actually help prolong your career. And having things outside of tennis also helps, that's one of the reasons why Serena managed to stay at the top in the 00s and 10s, especially when the injuries started piling up.
Ryan B
Ryan B:
Osaka, your fans are always here to support you -- on and off the court. We all face difficulties in our lives and sometimes we need to just take a moment to step away, breathe for a bit, then return. You're an amazing tennis player. I hope you know how much you mean to a lot of us. We'll be here when you return. Stay strong girl!
Jan S formerly jbskr
Jan S formerly jbskr:
Heart breaking to see Naomi try to explain her position. I wish her all the best. I hope she takes as much time as she needs. The life of a top tennis player is not for everyone. The things that sound great to many, sound terrible to others. She'll be missed and hopefully, at some point, she'll feel like coming back.
40 Love
40 Love:
Though she looks unhappy and uprooted - I admire her honesty, vulnerability, and openness to share this with the World. You rarely see other top athletes bare their souls like her.
Naz Amosey
Naz Amosey:
honest and humble. Real personality and true reflection of her situation. If someone achieves success in short time then it is raw talent .However, with success comes challenges and personal emotions. Naomi needs to enjoy sport and accept winning and losing is part of the game and if her expectations have not been met then lose not faith but soldier on or take a break . She is a great ambassador to ladies tennis and she must balance her emotions and make her self close to a support team that can encourage her and motivate her to remove the depression n anxiety she feels. I see her as a younger sister and wish her well :)
Spirituality is the key.
Rich Elmer
Rich Elmer:
First, I want to congratulate Leylah Fernandez on a great match and well-deserved victory! I'm taking absolutely nothing away from her. I hope Leylah kills it in the next round(s) so that she can show what she's made of. :) 👌 Now, as it pertains to Naomi; I hope she's able to take this time to steady herself. And let the people close to her: take care of her because I'm concerned about her as a fan. Thus, I would recommend that Naomi hopefully takes as much time as she needs to refresh, learn, and strengthen as a human being because she is human. And remember this: you're still young yet. You don't need to conquer this mountain all in one night. You don't need to be some princess of the court for an audience. Nor do you ever need to do anything above yourself. Just be you! *Naomi Osaka* :) <3 everything else will work itself out; I'm sure of it. Play *your* brand of tennis and remind people of who *you* are. :) Most importantly, never give up on something that matters most to you; or what you love! ;) Create your legacy. And always remember to value yourself; keeping that head and chin of yours up at all times. :) <3 <3 You've got this Naomi!
Samantha
Samantha:
Hope she can regroup, find her passion, and get a sports psychologist and be back for the AO in 2022 as the defending champion. We love her so much and support her always ❤️❤️❤️
Nate Ansel T.
Nate Ansel T.:
I still love and support Naomi. Watching her is almost like watching any other human being growing up phisically and emotionally.
joseph rocha
joseph rocha:
Shes overwhelmed. Something is definitely happening behind the scenes. Life can be extremely hard sometimes. She needs a strong support system around her now. Wish her well.
Lewis
Lewis:
It’s tough to be in her spot. Hope she makes the right decision for her future. She has LOTS to offer the tennis world and the greater world as well. Wow, could she do great tennis work with kids in underserved communities through existing organizations or her own. Whether or not she continues to compete, best of luck to her.
Flowerdiary
Flowerdiary:
You tried hard! You can be proud of yourself🥰No shame in taking a break. The moon peeped through the breaks in the clouds. The Moonlight is calm, you will smile and the sun will shine again. It may be cold but There is always light behind the clouds. Don't push yourself too hard. NAOMI💖I'm a fan of Naomi Osaka💖
Justin
Justin:
Definitely take a break Osaka you don’t have to prove anything to anyone your records speak for themself and many will try to win one Grand Slam and you have won 4, keep your chin up and do whatever you need to make you feel better and do what brings you joy 🙏💚
Happyinhi 7
Happyinhi 7:
Sorry for all of the pressure youʻve been experiencing, Naomi, and I hope during your break you can find joy with family and friends and doing simple things you love. I hope you can find joy in quiet and beautiful moments. I hope you can rest, recreate, replenish, and find healing. And I truly hope you will be able to return to tennis when youʻre ready and play because you love it without a care of the results. Take Care!
AJ 左治
AJ 左治:
It’s okay to take a break whenever you feel like to. Stay strong and come back stronger 💪🏼🇯🇵
Murder She ......
Murder She ......:
I don't think the current society is helping young people prepare for adulthood and disappointment very well. It is perfectly normal to feel awful after a loss, it doesn't define you, this is a key point I think more young people need to hear. I really wish you all the very best Naomi and hope you find a happy place in your life. You are so much more than a tennis player and you have so much to give in other areas of your life. I think if you only define yourself as a tennis player then you will never find true happiness, it is a job and you leave it on the court and return to your normal life with your family and friends.
Rajkumar Bhatt
Rajkumar Bhatt:
She really had talent and should have been committed to the game 100% to reach levels of the top champions in tennis. She got involved in political agendas and maybe some stardom activities that shifted her focus from the game. It is gonna be very hard for her to get out of this but will really want her to focus on the game only and get goin.
Arie Surya
Arie Surya:
You did great Naomi. Take your time, regroup, refocus and refresh!! Come back stronger Champ 💪🏽🙂👊🏽
Axolet Gaming
Axolet Gaming:
Sister, don't give up.
I've been your fan since 2017, there was a time when you were at the top of the wta rankings, every time I played I never took my eyes off the TV screen because you played so well. Fighting sister, you and your fans all over the world will always be with you when you retire.

From England with love.
Moorish Brooklyn
Moorish Brooklyn:
Thank you so much for even doing an interview Naomi even when it was not the best outcome or win. You still kept your word when you said you were doing interviews again. Please take as long as you need, figure it out, weigh it out, envision it out, talk it out, write it out, pray it out, meditate it out, etc. Whatever you choose to do the true fans will be with you and support you. It is better that you are happy, healthy and sane and taking breaks, doing what you love or doing another passion project than to be unhappy and not bringing the best of self you know you can present. Either way thank you for all that you brought to the sport, to Caribbean culture, to Asian culture, to mixed cultures and being a young influential voice.
Allison Regis
Allison Regis:
My heart goes out to her the pressure that comes with being on top doing what others expects of you and not doing what you want is a struggle with in itself take the break Naomi and figure what you want to do what makes you happy what puts a smile within your heart when you awake each day and in what direction you want to go DO WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU sending loads of support to you from the sunny island of Trinidad and Tobago
Jessie Maisie
Jessie Maisie:
Just watched her documentary and I just think she's incredible. Such an inspiration - I was so moved by her.
Edit: I really hope she continues to prioritise her mental health 💜
Helena Oliveira
Helena Oliveira:
Naomi Osaka The Best! Te amo! Força menina!💯💞
cjbfire95
cjbfire95:
Naomi, I still feel that you are great and an amazing tennis player. I felt bad when you said that when you win you don’t feel happy , you feel relief! Do what’s best for you. I love you and please go within to rediscover your true happiness.💜
مجتبى المشرف
مجتبى المشرف:
"when I win, I don't fell happy. I feel more like a relief. And then, when I lose, I feel very sad"
This's still stuck in my mind since over a year
Gideon Ram
Gideon Ram:
Wow what an emotional interview. The battling is getting to Naomi. She’s searching for the spiritual value in playing tennis and she’s coming up short finding it. That’s because there isn’t any in the way tennis is served up to the world.
jeezee0210
jeezee0210:
She is so successful in her chosen sport and rose like a meteor in so short a time. The pressure of maintaining her top position must be the main reason for her anxiety and mental problems. If she can't handle the pressure, she can get away as she has earned enough from tennis and her endorsement contracts.
Nat Meyy
Nat Meyy:
Poor Naomi hope she gets over it .Would love to see her back on form soon .Wishing her well.
Tom Graham
Tom Graham:
She's so sincere. From the outside it's hard to imagine how someone who'd won her last 2 slams could have had such a hard time, but as she suggests, it's probably much wider than that. She's clearly struggling to be happy doing what she's doing and with four grandslam titles she could retire tomorrow with her head high, but I don't think it will come to that. She just needs to take as long as she needs to decide what she wants to do with the rest of her life and get some perspective on what she has experienced so far. She'll be missed while she's away but I can't believe we'll have seen the last of her.
mahmoud mousavi
mahmoud mousavi:
I think she feels pressure now….she achieved so much and now it feels like a job to her instead of fun. The psychology of sport is tough, especially at the top. After beating Serena at the US Open, you could start to see it - she didn’t enjoy it like you’d think she would have. That’s why she says “relief” when she wins and sad when she loses….because winning doesn’t even make her happy - it’s literally just expected of her (and that puts a lot of pressure on you). It’s almost like she can’t win even if she wins….because it’s just expected, but losing is a shock.

She has issues in her life she needs to address. If I were her, I’d only come back if it makes me happy - if I enjoy it. If she doesn’t enjoy it, she has a whole life ahead of her where she can do whatever makes her happy. I feel bad for her, she’s a sweet girl. Get well!!!!!

This really does show you how hard it is to achieve greatness like Rafa, Roger, Novak, Serena….it’s not just your talent, your mind is even more important.
Jessica Ayo
Jessica Ayo:
No shame in taking a break. Barty did the same and she’s killing it now
robert mcknight
robert mcknight:
This girl has won 4 grand slams in 4 consecutive years... most players would be very pleased with that cv, few are capable of emulating it. Something weird is going on with Naomi to make her this unhappy. She needs help and fast. She should be smiling not crying. Poor girl!
Sol Virtudazo
Sol Virtudazo:
Hugs Naomi! You've been a grandslam winner. No doubt you're exceptional! But take a break. Do whatever makes you happy! Take care.
Quinn Knox
Quinn Knox:
The kind of pressure and attention Naomi has is unlike any other player on tour (men or women). Maybe only Serena, The Big Three can relate. Her meteoric rise to stardom was very quick. I don’t blame her for feeling overwhelmed. A combination of that mixed with her sensitive personality = her current state of affairs. Some might see her as a crybaby, but I just see her as being human. There’s no doubt she needs to develop thicker skin if she wants to remain at the top of the game, but we don’t kick our wounded. Lots of love Naomi ❤️❤️❤️
Харниса Джалилова
Харниса Джалилова:
Наоми Осака!!! Лицо олимпиады!!!
Лучшая и сильная в мире!!!!
Остальное.....................
Будьте здоровы!!!
BP Dynasty
BP Dynasty:
Sighs…I hope Naomi is able to find the joy in tennis again. We see the professional commitments she has (e.g. the endorsements and tennis) but we don’t know what’s going on behind the scenes too. It’s clear the joy she gets from competing is not there right now, she’s going through a lot behind the scenes…really hope she’s able to find it again and she’s able to get the professional help needed to work through what she’s going through on and off the court 🙏🏾
Gayatri Devulapalli
Gayatri Devulapalli:
She s so young and fighting so many demons inside her. Really empathise with her.Feel her decision to take a break is correct. There is nothing more important than mental health. Grand slams, wins are peanuts when our mind is in turmoil. Everything will be fine Osaka.Dont worry.
Debadatta Das
Debadatta Das:
such a lovely person. she could be an all time legend winning so many slams, if she didnt have the emotional/mental issues to go through. I really wish she doesnt take break again.
sango paul
sango paul:
My dear Naomi, take it as a learning experience. You have already achieved much at your age.
Be calm and reset, many opportunities will present themselves in the future.
Cheer up and keep going, don't give a thought about all what the media will write and what they will say.
You are a strong person and a winner. I personally believe alot in your abilities.
E S
E S:
We want you in the game, Naomi. You are an incredible talent. Take whatever time you need, though. Life is more than tennis. You deserve to be happy.
B T
B T:
Osaka is taking a break from tennis and tennis is taking a break from Osaka , the best move for everyone for sure
boy asia
boy asia:
Life is like a wheel. sometimes on top , sometimes at the bottom. In sports, show biz, modeling industry, the reality is there is always someone who is better.
K0FF3RRAD10
K0FF3RRAD10:
Wishing her the best and hoping Naomi finds her luck. Hope this gets her smile back
Jimmy Bordeos
Jimmy Bordeos:
Sometimes we're not physically/mentally 100% on court or on our daily lives, Don't feel sad, you've been there and sport is either you're on top and low moments, just think positive and be proud of of what you have achieved at early age. Keep going and learn how to appreciate loss, that there is always somebody out there to beat you and be proud of them too.
eunstyle
eunstyle:
We wish you just be happy and when you feel playing tennis is giving you positive energy and when you are willing to take challenge, you will be more than welcome and we will be there as always. 🍀
John Dia
John Dia:
As a fan I am disappointed, but as a person I've learned so much from Osaka. I’ve heard about mental health, social anxiety and depression, but I never met anyone who is dealing with these issues. But through Naomi’s tears I can feel a little bit how it feels when you can’t enjoy anymore what you love doing the most. I can’t relate, but I finally understand it a little bit. She didn’t brought it to forefront, she showed it live.
Dominic Dominic
Dominic Dominic:
I really feel 😪 for this young lady. She is passing through a lot. Naomi always closed at matches with ease. She did it against Pliskova at Australia 2019 and recently Serena at Australia 2021. I really hope she overcomes whatever issue she is going through 😢
Lynn Dvorak
Lynn Dvorak:
Naomi is a nice girl, talented! She has depression. Depression is very common. It can cause one to easily cry, agitated, lost, etc. NO ONE HAS A RIGHT TO JUDGE HER HARSHLY!!
Empathy please, for God's sake.
Karen Ye
Karen Ye:
I love Naomi so much and it really hurts to see her like this. With that being said, I really think she needs a better support group around her, people who can protect her. Surrounding yourself with the right people will naturally make you more adopting and empowered by the same beliefs and mindset. Really hope she can take the time off to heal and find her love for the sport again, because she is sooo talented to let it all go down the drain.
officialmichelecarraro
officialmichelecarraro:
It's crazy to see how tough tennis is both on and off the court. You just only have yourself therefore you can only blame yourself for the most part if you lose. It takes so much to become a professional tennis athlete I admire these people so much.
Pathfinder Alin
Pathfinder Alin:
Love you Naomi, be strong, we are next to you, we have to accept when we lose, but this is the miracle, we lose and we don't stay down, we stand up and we will be more stronger then ever ! Have faith! This is the miracle! You can do more, I now it, and you know much better than any of us!!! Love you! 💓💓💓
Nicole
Nicole:
I respect Naomi decision to take a break, and I believe it's the right choice for her. I appreciate her honesty and wish her well in whatever she decides to do 🙏🏾
Albert Alejandro
Albert Alejandro:
I admire you cause you are a fighter! Always remember that true champions never quit. Take a rest and learn to follow what your heart trully desires. The most difficult challenge is when battling against yourself like you were not able to compose and pacify yourself but always believe in yourself, do more extra hardwork and be patient. Success will always come to those true champions.
Guy Bacos
Guy Bacos:
After her loss to Fernandez, I anticipated she would be taking a break from tennis, and that's the best decision she could take for now. At the moment she's all over the place.
jsbach1000
jsbach1000:
What a special person she is... Take a break Naomi... Regroup stay calm start to love life and whatever life brings you as a gift and you will be back stronger than ever...
she sangkate
she sangkate:
Take a break Naomi and be back stronger. Amazing person still. Godspeed😍
Miguel Roberto Gerardo Martinez Delgado
Miguel Roberto Gerardo Martinez Delgado:
I really admire your sincerity and being truly who you are even when the going gets tough. You’ll recover and find what you need, take some time
Petrol Fuzz
Petrol Fuzz:
I really wish we could’ve gotten Naomi at her peak today. It would’ve been over in 2 sets. Was heart breaking to see her struggle this way. The people talking down on her mental health advocacy are the same people that call in sick to work for the same reasons that she decides not to speak to the media.
Lilly Mcintosh
Lilly Mcintosh:
The day that Serena ,Venus ,Roger and Nadal leave this sport its gonna be so sad. I honestly think that they need to have talks with the younger players in the field. We really have to appreciate what thry have done for this sport and how theyhave always pushed through especially mentally because early Osaka cannot do it. We talk those players for granted so much
First Name First Last Name Last
First Name First Last Name Last:
I think what she was describing when she was saying that” winning didn’t make her happy but felt relief.” Is called pressure. It is likely this young woman is under an extreme amount of pressure and it got to her; is getting to her. I am not a fan of hers for personal reasons, however i am impressed with the courage she displayed during the press conference and hope she will work things out and come out a stronger tennis player and person.
jtstar10
jtstar10:
She’s a sweet girl with great talent! Unfortunately, she doesn’t have the killer instinct to be dominant! I wish her well!
Marc Tzou
Marc Tzou:
For Naomi,it’s always tougher to express her feelings in front of media than playing on court. Mental illness is always big challenge for her. I would be glad to hear that she might take a long break (even if retire) all of that is totally understandable for her fans.
Donald Krone
Donald Krone:
It was really shocking and somewhat disheartening to watch Naomi fall apart last night. I truly hope she is able to turn things around for herself and that she can find joy in her game and win more Grand Slams. American tennis needs both her play and her social awareness. She has the opportunity to create a legacy for herself as an athlete and role model that will last well beyond her playing years. I pray that she is able to make the most of that opportunity.
Mirek
Mirek:
The difference in the match was that Leylah Fernandez was mentally stronger and had a positive attitude as opposed to Naomi Osaka. There's definitely something wrong mentally with Osaka at the moment and, as she stated, needs to take time off to work things out. The most important thing for success in any sport and in life is belief in oneself.
whatcha howsya
whatcha howsya:
Losing is always hard. Not just in sports, but in all aspects of life. It's natural to feel disappointed and sad when you've worked so hard and end up falling short. But I can only imagine how much that feeling is magnified for Naomi. The pressure, expectations, & demands she endures is exhausting. To lose while at the top means the fall is deep and unforgiving. But to win means the pressure and weight of everything intensifies. Take a break, Naomi and rest up. I hope she continues to understand that winning is great but it doesn't define her and her accomplishments.
s s
s s:
Well definitely hard time for her now, there must be some feelings or thoughts that she's only experiencing after winning 4 slams at such a young age. Very understandable that she has said things today after losing in that way but this will be eased and she'll feel better in time. She will definitely come back as being more stronger. She is just on the way. Things will get better and better. Go Naomi!
Ah Siew Ang
Ah Siew Ang:
Naomi we love you. Keep away from people who make you emotionally weaker by their woke advice and sweet consolation. Remember the Japanese word "amai"...sweet words make you weak. It's better to be mentored by strong minded players who go through the same tough experience as you do. So what if you lose! Enjoy every tennis game like its the last match of your life.
stephanie
stephanie:
<3 she is very strong and I know everything will work out no matter what because she is a strong and smart young woman and she can handle anything life throws at her with time and growth
Chet Morrison
Chet Morrison:
Aw man, I sure hope she has some very supportive and affirming people around her; I am kinda worried about the conflict that she no doubt feels; part of her wants to chuck this, part of her thinks she will be letting everyone down if she does. That is a conflict that can sometimes lead to rash actions. And it may not be resolved by merely taking a break
Tsering Dolma
Tsering Dolma:
Be strong Naomi. We love you
J. Matthews
J. Matthews:
Wishing her all the best. I hope she finds her joy again...she's a great tennis player but she's also so much more than that
Tarik Walker
Tarik Walker:
As annoyed as I am with the mental health scapegoating we see alot in the West, I truly empathize with her and hope that she is able to find the help she needs. Lot of pressure she's under I'd imagine.
Timothée Cuisset
Timothée Cuisset:
Always with you Naomi ❤️
Danny Lin
Danny Lin:
Everyone goes through that anxious phase. We all have that, it seems like its just a phase. May last a few months or years? Its part of life. She is no different then anyone else. She is just anothter human being who is very successful at tennis and at her career. Deep down inside, she is just another human being.
NappyLin
NappyLin:
Naomi just take a break, look into meditation, find joys in the simplest things in life
Not everything is about winning matches, find joy in just hitting the ball again.
I believe you will be back
Bobby M.
Bobby M.:
Naomi is so sweet. This is a woman that you can not possibly route for. She's so sweet...

At the end of the day, her mental health is top priority. I applaud her for coming out with this. If this interview is THE last time we'll see her in the capacity of tennis, I wish her well.
Juli8o Rodriguez
Juli8o Rodriguez:
Naomi you are a champion, I believe in you.
Bad Jim
Bad Jim:
She's broken by something other than tennis. Don't hate on her, support her!
NS Pros
NS Pros:
Naomi
I love every game you’ve played and have been your number 1 fan for a while and hearing the news where your not going to play tennis for a while broke my heart
I respect your decisions and hope to come to one of you tennis matches in hopefully as soon as possible
Thanks for cheering up my day
Every time I watch you
Zeke Hu
Zeke Hu:
She definitely needs a little break, she needs to do all the simple down to earth stuff that girls her age do. But we do hope to see playing again. You are a great player 👍
Darlene Vendryes
Darlene Vendryes:
I’m so sad for Naomi right now hope she can get back on track soon
pdaniela888
pdaniela888:
Naomi keep it simple and don't try to be someone else, you're great when you be yourself and bring your fitness back like when you first won us open 😉
Michael Hernandez
Michael Hernandez:
staying at the top is harder than getting to the top!

if you watched her doc on netflix, she mentions how it was either "make it big, or go poor."

now that shes at the top, making millions off of endorsements, i don't think it seems to be the case anymore.

I really hope she can figure out what she wants... whether that be continue to win at tennis or use her success for other endeavors.

all i know is no matter what sport, or whoever you are... being #1 is a whole life commitment and it's hard to do other things and still expect to be the best...

Hoping for the best <3
Anthony Stubbs
Anthony Stubbs:
Take the time to get away from everything for a moment Naomi. A conductive (space) atmosphere which give you time and space to self- reflect retrospect. Focus on living out your own personal expectations and not that of others, and in doing so this alleviates from the consuming pressures of life and these worldly demands. The LOVE you have for what you do well has to be rekindle. Often sometimes absence makes the HEART grow FONDER when there's space in between what we miss or once enjoyed. Be Bless Naomi....Don't worry....the enjoyment of what seems lost will be recovered. ⛲
Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos:
I've been here before, maybe not at a sporting level but at life. When you at the top all the time and you suddenly start falling off heavily, it effects your confidence immensely. I think that the fact shes losing to really low ranked players is bringing her down. Because she was previously the second seed, not sure how it will start effect her rankings.
Farhadino1
Farhadino1:
Unfortunately, her Tennis life has come to an early end. I have been watching her every single match for the last four years.
I love her style and talent and how she has developed her skills. I have been a huge fan of her. However, we should accept that his Tennis has reached the finish line. She won't be in the court for at least a couple of years if not longer.
I will miss her matches.
R R
R R:
you’re doing so well Naomi!!
John Toshiro Rainford
John Toshiro Rainford:
This is so sad. I don't mind if she never plays another match just as long as she is ok!!!