After winning four of the last nine major titles, Naomi Osaka has been described as the “next boss” ?? of women’s tennis, she stated that she is chasing more stability instead of showing up by accident Claim majors

After another strong Grand Slam final with Roger Federer and Monica Seles as winners of their first four big finals, Osaka wants improvements and consistency on grass and clay, but the world’s number 11 rankings ???? held by Ashleigh Barty for more than 18 months – is not at the top of the shopping list

Naomi Osaka poses with the trophy the day after winning her second Australian Open title and fourth Grand Slam crownCredit: Getty Images

The 23-year-old said her game and tactical approach to clay and grass have improved over the past 12 months

“I think I have more understanding of what to do”Before I went into a match where I wasn’t aware of different patterns and things like that, I now talk a little more about strategy with Wim [coach Wim Fissette] said Osaka

The second Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup on Saturday night for Osaka means, in addition to the US Open crowns won in 2018 and 2020, that the mighty Japanese is the undisputed queen of the hard courts

Naomi Osaka was all business during her win over American Jennifer Brady in the Saturday night finalCredit: Getty Images

Since she broke through by turning Serena Williams upside down ???? Hopes in New York three years ago, women’s tennis didn’t have another multiple big winner and first-time visitors included Barty and Canadian Bianca Andreescu

“Everyone knows that I can do well on hard court, for me I just want to feel comfortable on the other surfaces,” Osaka said matter-of-factly

As we stepped out of hand with dozens of photographers in Melbourne’s gardens outside Government House on Sunday morning, it became even more evident that Osaka was the face of women’s tennis, a point that helped when she saw childhood idol Williams in the semifinals eliminated

Osaka has become very aware of her role model status and her growing stature in the game. She stopped coming as a player some time ago Now it has really arrived

The new champ couldn’t resist taking her own photo of the trophy in the locker room after her emphatic victoryCredit: Tennis Australia

That made a post-game comment more insightful when asked what the biggest thing she wanted to do? on or next to the square? Osaka said, “This is going to sound really weird, but hopefully I’ll play long enough to play a girl who said I was her favorite player or something”For me this is the coolest thing that could ever happen to me”

The next morning, Osaka was asked about more mundane questions However, he stated that physical fatigue had become rampant after a series of engagements

???? The biggest thing I wanted to do was go to sleep, so I took a two hour nap after I won Now I’m here so hopefully I can party a little more today, a ???? She said

Ticking off goals becomes a habit for Osaka and yes, the Tokyo Olympics are just around the corner But she won’t care if a fifth big title will be won at Roland Garros if she joins Australians Daphne Akhurst, Martina Hingis and Maria Sharapova and faces ultimate success at Wimbledon

â ???? I feel like I need to be comfortable on these surfaces, which is key that I haven’t played juniors so I didn’t grow up on grass at all

“I honestly think I would have better luck on clay because I think I didn’t play bad at all last year”It’s just something I have to get used to”

Osaka jumps into the world No. 2 after beating the American Jennifer Brady, who brings her within striking distance of Barty, who will play more events after almost missing the year 2020

But she said she wouldn’t think about the Australian in front of any other top opponents

â ???? She is the # 1 player in the world, of course it will be difficult ???? said Osaka

“My mindset is that I don’t worry about the person I might play until I actually play them”â ????

And with more even performances on all four surfaces, Osaka will free itself from the “drop-off” She said she was in the middle of the year getting to the Nr1 location can happen accidentally

“To be honest, I don’t really think about the ranking at all”I don’t play most tournaments for me She said

â ???? I just want to do well in all the tournaments I play. That’s my goal? to be consistent this year, don’t happen to have a big drop in the middle part like June, July

â ???? But yeah, I don’t want to think too much about the leaderboard. It will come when I play well and I tell myself thatâ ????

Tennis ranking for women

World news – AU – Nr1 rank not the ultimate goal for Naomi Osaka

Source: https://www.theage.com.au/sport/tennis/no-1-ranking-not-the-end-target-for-naomi-osaka-20210221-p574fc.html