Japanese Naomi Osaka commented on her victory over Frenchwoman Kristina Mladenovic in Indian Wells.
“I have never defended the title in the tournament before. For me, this is a new experience, so I was very worried. I am glad that I won. During our last meeting with Mladenovic, she was stronger, so this result can be considered progress. I knew that she was strong, so I tried harder to start on the court. I think I succeeded. During the match in the stands there were three children. They started dancing every time the music turned on. That was very nice. And some guy said: “It’s cold here, I want to go home. Finish quickly, please.” Thanks to him, “the WTA press service quoted Osaka as saying.