Naomi Osaka is seeing a therapist after heckling incident at Indian wells. The idea was suggested by her sister Mari Osaka and it has already yielded benefits for Naomi Osaka.
“My sister seemed very concerned for me. I’ve been trying a lot of different things because I tend to internalize things, and I always want to do everything myself.
My coach said, ‘You hire a coach for tennis, for fitness. The mind is such a big thing. If you can get a professional to help you out 0.5 percent, that alone is worth it.’”
Naomi Osaka was in tears after a fan heckled her in the match against Veronika Kudermetova. Osaka said that this incident reminded her of the 2001 incident in which the Indian Wells crowd yelled racial slurs in a match involving Venus and Serena Williams.