India Wells: Teary Naomi Osaka taunted by female fan

By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja

Naomi Osaka resulted in tears at India Wells after she was taunted by a female fan over her loss to Veronika Kudermetova.

The four-time Grand Slams champion disclosed that she had been taunted before without any significant effect but this got a greater part of her after she remembered Serena and Venus Williams were booed in 2001 in the same event.

The Japanese Osaka affirmed that she was balanced emotionally for the game after she previously had some challenges with her mental health that forced her to take a break from it, The Trumpet gathered.

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Following the incident of her teary eyes, she advised everyone in the event, after the defeat, to watch the video where the Williams sisters were ridiculed.

However, 24-year-old Osaka lauded her performance in the event and admitted that her opponent was good and displayed resilience in the contest.

Osaka Naomi ranked 78 in singles WTA, fell to a 6-0 6-4 loss against 24-ranked Russian Veronika Kudermetova.

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