Former world No. 1 Noami Osaka earned a hard-fought win on Thursday night in Miami and after the match just wanted to enjoy some Korean food. Osaka, who received a wildcard into Miami, reovered from a set down to beat Belinda Bencic 4-6 6-3 6-4 and reach her first final of the season.
During her post-match press conference, Osaka was asked about what was going through her head after such a meaningful win. “Unprofessional answer and professional answer, what I’m honestly thinking now is like how to get Korean food Uber Eats to my place, because there is, like, nothing, like it’s outside of the delivery range,” Osaka said, per Reem Abulleil.
Osaka bounces back after an unfortunate Indian Wells exit
After the Indian Wells incident, Osaka started seeing a therapist and she has been absolutely brilliant in Miami. “I would say yes and no. In a weird way, because I know I told you that I spoke to a therapist after,” Osaka said.
“So like talking to her really helped me out. She kind of helped me see things from a different perspective. I told her like — I’m not going to tell you what I told her, but, you know, I just feel like there are things that can help me out and I never realized it before.
Because I’m the type of person that wants to do everything by myself, and I don’t like burdening people. “But, yeah, I would say I’m surprised by like how quickly it came together, but I have always wanted to do well in Miami.
Like I have always thought that I had the game style for it. It is a bit surprising that this is my first three-set match. I kind of expected to have to play like really like grindy matches. But I’m confident in myself as a player, yeah.” Osaka plays Iga Swiatek in the Miami final