Naomi Osaka seems to have found the way back to her levels after she won her 4th consecutive match on clay.
Once again, the world no.1 impressed on how she managed to keep her focus during a tricky match in the 2nd round in Madrid against Sara Sorriber Tormo after Naomi lost 6 of 7 games in the second set to demolish her opponent in the decider (6-0) and win the match after 2 hours and 35 minutes.
It was interesting seeing the relationship with her coach Jermaine Jenkins during the changeover. Both looked extremely respectful and Jermaine impressed after he asked Naomi if she had any question after he gave some precious hints.
Naomi Osaka on Jermaine Jenkins
During the press conference following her 2nd round match, Naomi elaborated about her relationship with her coach to say
I always respect everything he tells me to do on court. I am not going to be joking around. I am not going to question everything he says. Of course, I put all my attention to do everything he says.
Off the court it is not like I am going to block his number and talk to him on the court next time. I feel it is easier for him to have a respectful, but friendly relationship with all the people in my team.”
— WTA (@WTA) May 8, 2019
Naomi will play her 3rd round in Madrid against the world no. 33 Aliaksandra Sasnovich. The head to head is 2-0 for the Japanese that defeated Aliaksandra 6-0 6-0 in their last match at the US Open in 2018.
RESPECTFUL, BUT FRIENDLY
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