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Osaka earns support after announcing break from sport


Osaka earns support after announcing break from sport

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Amy Tennery and Hritika Sharma

Retired athletes voiced their support for four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka after she said she would take a break from tennis having lost her enthusiasm for competition.

The world No.3 suffered a stunning defeat in the third round of the US Open on Friday, before tearfully telling reporters she planned to take an indefinite break from the sport.

“I feel recently, when I win I don’t feel happy. I feel more relief,” said Japan’s Osaka, months after publicly disclosing that she had suffered from depression...

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