TOKYO, Japan – Born in Japan and lifted in New York, Naomi Osaka’s full-circle report didn’t go neglected by a mob of journalists at a Toray Pan Pacific Open, many of whom will expected be during her sold-out opening turn compare opposite Dominika Cibulkova.
“I lived in New York for a little, so a US Open was always special to me,” she pronounced in a packaged pre-tournamend press conference. “In a way, I’m happy that it was my initial Grand Slam. As we feel a US Open is special, we likewise feel that Toray is special. we would adore to do good here, too.”
While Osaka’s vital breakthrough happened in a Big Apple, a 20-year-old done her initial final during home, finishing runner-up to Caroline Wozniacki during this eventuality behind in 2016.