Mastering both clay and grass has always been a struggle for such a hardcore star as Osaka, two-time champion at Melbourne Park and Flushing Meadows.
“I’m sad to be here,” said the Japanese. “I would like to do much better.
“I know I don’t regret anything I did. Like, I’m happy to have spent extra weeks in Europe, not what I would normally do. “
An announced on Friday, the firm hand of the ATP and WTA to withdraw points from Wimbledon was met with “deep disappointment” by the All England Club, which claims the ban was a suitable option under the leadership of the British government.
“The decision has something to do with … my mentality is falling into the grass – I’m not 100 percent sure if I’m going to go there,” Osaka said.
“It simply came to our notice then.
On the day of bright results in Paris, the reigning champion Barbara Kreitikova dropped out of the first hurdle, the Czech beat 19-year-old Frenchwoman Diane Perry 6-1, 2-6, 3-6.
Emotional Kreitsikava admitted that she “hit the wall” at the beginning of the second set after a strong start against the local hope, backed by strong support on the central court.
Kreitikova has not played in the tour since February after suffering an elbow injury.
“I think I just fell physically, and I mean, it was hard because I didn’t play in the match,” the 26-year-old said.
The crowd reacted unhappily to Kreitikova’s break into the toilet.
“I don’t know why. But I guess everything I do is enlightened at some point, so that’s right. Such is life, ”she said.
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