“But, you know, it just shows that also, she’s a human, you know, and people, sometimes they, because they see her where she is a superstar, but at the end, she’s a, how old is she, 23? 22? 24? 24-years-old girl. Not unlike my daughter. Some people, rubbish, says stuff to my daughter. Of course, you know, our jobs make it in the way, but at the end, you know, you can be a superstar, but you’re a 24-years-old girl and it’s not easy, you know, and it’s not easy even — you’re doing it for many years, but it’s not easy, you know?”
Osaka has been awarded a wildcard into the upcoming Miami Open and will be hoping to build on the form that saw her outlast former world No 3 and 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens in her first match in Indian Wells.