|Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Date: 30 August-12 September|
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Naomi Osaka says she’s going to take one other break from tennis after her US Open title defence ended within the third spherical.
Osaka withdrew from this yr’s French Open after revealing she has struggled together with her psychological well being since first turning into a Grand Slam champion in 2018.
The 23-year-old additionally missed Wimbledon earlier than returning to the game on the Tokyo Olympics, the place she lit the flame on the opening ceremony.
“I really feel like I am sort of at this level the place I am attempting to determine what I wish to do,” Osaka stated in a post-match information convention, wherein she turned more and more tearful.
“I truthfully do not know when I will play my subsequent tennis match. I believe I will take a break from taking part in for some time.
“I really feel like for me not too long ago, once I win I do not really feel comfortable. I really feel extra like a aid. After which once I lose, I really feel very unhappy. I do not suppose that is regular.”
Osaka was heading in the right direction for a straight-sets victory when she broke Fernandez’s serve for a 6-5 second set lead.
However a string of forehand errors value her her serve and the following tiebreak, throughout which she uncharacteristically threw her racquet on the ground.
“I am actually sorry about that,” she stated later.
“I am not likely certain why. Usually I really feel like I like challenges. However not too long ago I really feel very anxious when issues do not go my means, and I really feel like you may really feel that. I used to be sort of like a bit of child.”
Osaka is the primary girl within the high 20 to have misplaced a match at this yr’s US Open.
Fernandez, who turns 19 on Monday, will now face the 2016 champion Angelique Kerber for a spot within the quarter-finals.