“I honestly feel like there were a lot of things I did wrong in that moment, but I also kind of live in the moment,” Osaka told reporters in New York on Friday before the US Open.
“Like how I feel, I’ll say it or do it. I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing. I think there are a lot of things I’ve learned to do better. Of course, I don’t feel the same and it will happen again.”
“I would say maybe think about it a little bit more in the way that, like, I didn’t know how big a deal it was going to be,” Osaka added.
“I like journalism, but I don’t like all press conferences,” Osaka wrote. “However, in my opinion (and I want to say that this is just my opinion and not the opinion of every tennis player on tour), the press conference format itself… is in dire need of an update.”
“I think we can improve it […] less subject vs object; More than peer to peer.”
The two-time US Open champion will be seeking to reclaim her title this year at Flushing Meadows, which begins on Monday, August 30.
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