Osaka returning...?

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dkmura

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I think her return to actual competition is still to be determined. But since Osaka is still funding her coaching and support staff, she may as well use them to get her game in order. I think she enjoys playing the game, but it's the internal battle that she's having problems with. Unless she is actively working with a clinical therapist, it won't make much of a difference.

One more point is, can Naomi afford to simply wait until her ranking is off the boards before attempting another comeback? That's got to be a question she's asking herself NOW.
 

Graf1stClass

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I think her return to actual competition is still to be determined. But since Osaka is still funding her coaching and support staff, she may as well use them to get her game in order. I think she enjoys playing the game, but it's the internal battle that she's having problems with. Unless she is actively working with a clinical therapist, it won't make much of a difference.

One more point is, can Naomi afford to simply wait until her ranking is off the boards before attempting another comeback? That's got to be a question she's asking herself NOW.
I feel as though she can do poorly in the rankings and then when she comes back the media will be right behind her, and that will help her popularity more..

Maybe she's looking to play AO 2022? That's my guess anyways

Hopefully she's in good form. When Osaka is on, she's a treat to watch on hardcourts
Should she play like AO 2021, I will tune into every match.
 

Kralingen

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The last pic with the AO ball seems to indicate that she’s building towards the ‘22 tournament.

I doubt she is at her best by then, but if she can get back into playing shape and rhythm she could still win it. When on form, Osaka is the best player in the world on a hard court. And by a distance imo.
 

Aussie Darcy

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Awesome to see.
Looks more fit, have slotted her in to do what she's done twice now, win the US Open and Aus Open back to back.

2022 USO and 2023 Aus Open champ coming ;)
 

dkmura

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Oaska, kween of product placement.
Not sure about ads in other parts of the country, but in my neck of the woods, Serena has been the Queen of product placement. There's been a slew of ads that she's appeared in (endorsing or promoting) over the past few months!
 

Mr.Lob

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Not sure about ads in other parts of the country, but in my neck of the woods, Serena has been the Queen of product placement. There's been a slew of ads that she's appeared in (endorsing or promoting) over the past few months!
Has to make up the lost income from not actually playing the game....regularly.:laughing:
 

dkmura

Semi-Pro
I can't blame Serena (or Naomi or whoever) from making commercial deals. While the lifespan of a competitive athlete is exceedingly short, I hope they actually use and like the products they endorse.
 

Bartelby

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With my Nike shoes, Calvin Klein underwear, Adidas shorts and Lacoste top ... I can honestly say that I'm never influenced by endorsements.
 
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