Naomi Osaka says she’s ‘a piece in progress’ on clay after first-round win over Patricia Maria Tig-Sports activities Information , Alenz

Naomi Osaka says she’s ‘a piece in progress’ on clay after first-round win over Patricia Maria Tig-Sports activities Information , Alenz

Regardless of her refusal to hold out media obligations throughout the French Open citing ‘psychological well being’, Osaka did comply with a fast on-court tv interview after Sunday’s win.

French Open 2021: Naomi Osaka says she's 'a work in progress' on clay after first-round win over Patricia Maria Tig

Japan’s Naomi Osaka waves to the gang after profitable her French Open first spherical match in opposition to Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig. AP

Paris: World quantity two Naomi Osaka let her racquet do the speaking on the French Open on Sunday when she reached the second spherical with a 6-4, 7-6 (7/4) victory over Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig.

The 23-year-old Japanese star, a four-time Grand Slam title winner, has refused to hold out media obligations on the match, claiming information conferences are detrimental to her psychological well being.

Nonetheless, she did comply with a fast on-court tv interview after Sunday’s win.

“For me, enjoying on clay is a piece in progress,” mentioned the reigning US and Australian Open champion on a sun-kissed Court docket Philippe Chatrier.

“Hopefully the extra I play, the higher I’ll turn out to be. It is a good looking courtroom. I’ve solely performed two matches right here, one earlier than the roof and one now so hopefully I will maintain it going.”

Osaka, who has by no means acquired previous the third spherical in Paris, fired 39 winners however dedicated 35 unforced errors in opposition to her 63rd-ranked opponent.

Subsequent up for the second seed is one other Romanian participant, Ana Bogdan.

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