Organisers of next month's Prudential Hong Kong Tennis Open are keeping their fingers crossed that Naomi Osaka would make her highly anticipated return to the city after she complained of exhaustion in her straight-sets defeat by former world number one Karolina Pliskova at the Pan Pacific Open yesterday.
It was the Japanese player who appeared more worn out, however, and Osaka, who had not dropped a set during the tournament, hit a series of unforced errors and showed none of the poise and power that earned her a first Grand Slam title.
Prior to the final, Pliskova had spent 419 minutes on court, more than any other player and nearly twice as long as Osaka, but the Japanese player soon wilted and was unable to match the brilliance that secured her a first Grand Slam title.
It was important for me to play two sets and not go three sets - also for recovery for the next tournament - and I needed a match like this. As I am feeling very exhausted today, maybe I wasn't doing the little things well. She tossed her racket to the ground before collecting her composure, but it was too late.
Osaka earned a 6-2, 6-3 victory over the Czech in the quarterfinals of the BNP Paribas Open in March, en route to winning her first career title.
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Osaka, however, made quick work of a unsafe opponent who had knocked out top seed and defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, breaking twice in a one-sided first set which she took with a blistering forehand down the line.
The usually aggressive Pliskova said she had adjusted her game plan based on her previous two meetings with world number seven Osaka, which the pair had split. But the confidence is getting higher and higher with every match win; I won a lot of tough matches against tough opponents here.
Looking to force a decider, the youngster unexpectedly dropped serve to love and Pliskova pounced, striking two aces - bringing her final total to six - to secure the trophy in Tokyo. But other than that I feel like I've been playing well and I've been trying to set little goals for myself. "I was a bit nervous because I really wanted to reach the final".
"The chances of me playing in the next tournament are very low".
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