“Honestly, I feel like there’s a lot of things that I did wrong in that moment, but I’m also the type of person that’s very in the moment,” Osaka told reporters in New York on Friday, ahead of the US Open.
“Like whatever I feel, I’ll say it or do it. I don’t necessarily think that’s a bad thing. I think there’s a lot of things that I learned to do better. Of course, I don’t feel the same situation will happen again,” she said.
“I would say maybe think it through a bit more in the way that, like, I didn’t know how big of a deal it would become,” Osaka added.
“I love the press; I do not love all press conferences,” wrote Osaka. “However, in my opinion (and I want to say that this is just my opinion and not that of every tennis player on tour), the press conference format itself is … in great need of a refresh.”
“I believe that we can make it better […] Less subject vs. object; more peer-to-peer,” she added.
The two-time US Open champion will look to reclaim her title at this year at Flushing Meadows, which begins on Monday, August 30.