Naomi Osaka is one of the strongest tennis players competing on the WTA tour and one of the most emotional. The Japanese sensation has rarely managed to hold her emotions during her career. Unfortunately, Naomi had a harsh meltdown in March when she competed in Indian Wells. Osaka was hugely upset for being insulted by a spectator when playing against Veronika Kudermetova. She couldn’t hold tears for the entire match.

Things when much better for Naomi in Miami, where she reached the final before losing to an inspired Iga Swiatek. After the match, Naomi revealed that she doesn’t want to cry anymore in public.

“I would say like I’m like really grateful for it. It kind of almost made me cry, but I don’t want to cry in public anymore. So I was holding it in.

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It meant a lot to me. I feel like aside from like winning and losing, I appreciated the fact that people were happy to see me like playing again or happy to see me happy. So I appreciated it like on a human-being basis.”

Naomi Osaka in 2022

Currently ranked no.35, the Japanese played her last encounter on the 2nd of April when she capitulated to world no.1 Iga Swiatek 6-4 6-0 in the final in Miami (draw).

This season Osaka owns an overall 11-3 win-loss record. Naomi Osaka’s latest run in Miami was the best achievement of her season.

Iga Swiatek in 2022

Ranked no.2 (career-high), Iga played her last match on the 2nd of April when she defeated world no.77 Naomi Osaka 6-4 6-0 in the final in Miami to win her 6th career title.

This season Iga has an overall 26-3 record. Swiatek has won 3 titles in 2022 in Doha, in Indian Wells and in Miami.

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Naomi Osaka and Iga Swiatek faced off just twice. Their current record is 1-1. Previously, the last time they played each other, Iga Swiatek won 6-4 6-0 in the final in Miami (Miami Open) on the 2nd of April 2022.

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