Naomi Osaka is a player who has gained recognition at such a young age. Not many players are able to create such a huge impact in such a short span of time. The Japanese player has gained recognition worldwide and is on the verge of becoming the next great in the sport.
But with such stardom comes some amount of criticism and disapproval. Recently, Nelly Korda, world number one golf player praised Naomi Osaka for the wonders she has done at such a young age. Let us hear what the LGPA champion has to say about the Japanese superstar. Here’s everything that you need to know about the player.
Nelly Korda on Naomi Osaka
Nelly Korda and Naomi Osaka share many similarities as they both are of the same age and have tasted success in their respective departments. She told that at such a young age it is pretty hard to deal with criticism and the one who deals with this is able to taste success going forward.
Speaking about Naomi, Korda said, “The prime example is Naomi Osaka. She just shot up into stardom and it’s super hard for her, it’s tough. Honestly, it has its pros and cons, everything does. I enjoy inspiring the next generation, I love being out there. That’s what I work for but it’s hard too.”
Naomi Osaka turns 24 today 🎂
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 16, 2021
Naomi’s 2021 year
The Japanese star had a mixed 2021 year. She tasted victory at the inaugural grand slam tournament of the year, the Australian Open. But since then she has not been able to make a major impact at the tournament. She was shown his way out of the Olympics at an early stage. The same was the case in the US Open. As a result, she decided to opt out of the Indian Wells saying that she was not in the right state of mind to compete.
It will be interesting to see if the player will make a comeback and defend the Australian Open. The talent she possesses has the potential to make her the best player in the coming future.