With the conclusion of the 2022 Winter Video games this previous weekend, Naomi Osaka is trying again at her time on the 2020 Olympics, and the way she didn’t admire the second as a lot as she would have appreciated to.
In a message shared Saturday on Instagram, the 24-year-old athlete — who has lengthy been open about her psychological well being struggles — mirrored on her Olympics “regrets” from final summer time’s Tokyo Video games, wherein she returned from her tennis hiatus to compete for her native Japan.
“I spotted that I had regrets about the entire expertise, (not the torch lighting although that was [fire emoji] actually), there was a deep sense of disappointment for not having extra enjoyable for the time I used to be there. Can’t consider I used to be on the Olympics in Tokyo and I didn’t persistently discover the immense pleasure in that,” Osaka wrote.
Nonetheless, Osaka, who at the moment ranks No. 80 on this planet, added that she is trying ahead to creating new and happier reminiscences as she continues competing.
“I feel that’s gonna be actually necessary in my life going ahead, simply having fun with the experiences and making probably the most out of the time irrespective of how quick or lengthy it’s,” she wrote.
Osaka served because the torchbearer for the 2020 Olympics, and was defeated in the third round of competitors. Following the Summer time Video games, she returned to her break from tennis competitors till the US Open in September.
The tennis star plans on competing in additional tournaments this yr, together with a return to Indian Wells. She lately competed on the Australian Open in January, shedding within the third spherical to Amanda Anisimova.