Martina Navratilova: "I don't understand Naomi Osaka's choice, it's absurd"

Former women's tennis legend Martina Navratilova commented on the words of the Japanese and in some ways criticized Osaka

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Martina Navratilova: "I don't understand Naomi Osaka's choice, it's absurd"

Naomi Osaka is currently not having a great time. She is number 38 in the world and even, before the final in Miami, she had even collapsed to 80 position in the ranking. Regarding the decision not to award points at Wimbledon, Osaka was quite clear: "My goal is to be number one in the world, I would like to play on grass but this decision affects me.

I play to rise in the rankings and improve and remove points from those who participate in Wimbledon affects me negatively." Last year Naomi Osaka decided not to participate in Wimbledon after the mental health problems that led her to retire from the Roland Garros 2021 and that led her to take an important time off.

Navratilova about Osaka

In recent weeks there have been several controversies surrounding the Wimbledon tournament, the long-awaited third Grand Slam tournament of the year. First the organizers, in agreement with the British government, decided to exclude Russian and Belarusian tennis players from the tournament and subsequently, in response, the ATP and the WTA announced that they will not award points for the next Wimbledon, a situation that has generated quite a few controversies and has seen different opinions intervene on the matter.

Japanese champion Naomi Osaka said that given the lack of points she will probably miss the London Championship, words that have generated several controversies. Former women's tennis legend Martina Navratilova commented on the words of the Japanese and in some ways criticized Osaka.

In an interview with Piers Morgan, Navratilova said: "I am pleased to note that you can easily afford to give up a potential two million pounds. Most people cannot afford this luxury." Navratilova continued: "I just can't quite understand her mentality.

I wish I had a chance to talk to her and tell her the story of Wimbledon, in which case it wouldn't even have occurred to her to jump into the tournament with this story. even despite the decision to remove the points from the tournament." In the next days we will discover Naomi's decision about Wimbledon.

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