Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka shared expectations from the tournament in Stuttgart.
“I can’t approach the tournament with the mood to just participate, but at the same time I don’t want to tune in just to win, because there are many experts on the ground, and I am not one of them. I have more experience playing other surfaces, than on the ground. Every time I go out onto the clay court, I get injured. I hope this year will not happen. But the last couple of times it’s not easy. I missed at least one tournament in each clay season.
My main goal is to avoid injuries and finish the game to “Roland Garros.” I think my style of play is open to all coverings. Despite the fact that I consistently lose in the third round of Paris, I am opposed by strong rivals who eventually pass far. I think I have a chance. Understanding what kind of punch you need to perform at a particular moment is very important to me. On the clay another rebound and you need to perform swing differently. This is different from my usual game, because I can not perform such flat blows. You also need to change the rotation. This is a nuisance, but I work in training. I hope the results will confirm this. I concentrate only on the upcoming match, I do not look forward, because I did not achieve much success here. I hope to enjoy the game and enjoy the support of German fans. The last time I performed here, I was nobody. Now I hope to have a great time, “the Tour press service quotes Naomi.
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