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..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.
Should she play like AO 2021, I will tune into every match.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
Popularity hasn't been Osaka's problem, it's been internal doubt and expectations that have crippled her.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..
Has to make up the lost income from not actually playing the game....regularly.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!