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With a smile on her face, Osaka advised reporters she was “nervous about this press convention as a result of I knew I would get loads of questions on this.”
Final yr, Osaka was visibly burdened and emotional whereas addressing the media throughout an compulsory information convention at Roland Garros.
The previous world primary subsequently pulled out of the 2021 French Open and revealed she had “suffered lengthy bouts of melancholy” since successful her first main championship in 2018.
“After all, I additionally did not like how I dealt with the entire state of affairs however I used to be nervous that there have been those that I offended not directly and I’d stumble upon them,” stated Osaka on Friday.
‘For essentially the most half I believe I am okay’
Osaka mirrored on what transpired in 2021 and revealed she was readying herself for the way folks may react to her return.
“I believe for me the place I’m proper now, I would not need to say that it hasn’t left my thoughts. After all, I’m nonetheless enthusiastic about it.
“I am like type of additionally prepping simply in case I am going on the courtroom and a few fan says one thing like in Indian Wells. Yeah, for essentially the most half I believe I am okay.”
An unseeded Osaka faces No. 27 seed Amanda Anisimova on Sunday within the first spherical of the 2022 French Open.