“I feel like even if you’re not playing great you should still find ways to win. I’m trying to find ways to do that,” Naomi Osaka said after her 23-match winning streak came to an end in the quarter-finals of the Miami Open on Wednesday.
“Hopefully, I don’t lose like this a couple more times, but I think the more times that stuff like this happens, the more I’ll learn from it.”
Osaka, whose comprehensive 6-0 6-4 defeat by Maria Sakkari saw her fall a few matches short of potentially regaining her world No 1 ranking, added in her post-match press conference: “I do think like the last time I was in this seat I wasn’t really thinking at all about rankings, but someone asked me that question, so then I did start to ponder about it a lot.
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