NAOMI Osaka dislikes long and busy stretches away from the comforts of home and so will plan the European portion of her schedule accordingly in the hope of improving her title hopes at the French Open and Wimbledon.
Osaka, competing this week at the Miami Open near where she grew up, said that while she chases success relentlessly, she is still trying to shape her playing schedule to give herself the best chance of success.
“I’m not really sure what a normal schedule is but I’ve never thought of myself to be the type of player that would play week in and week out,” said Osaka. “I personally get homesick quite often and it makes me kind of sad sometimes.”
Japan’s four-time Grand Slam champion collected her second US Open title last September and followed that up with a second triumph at the Australian Open in February.