By Eleanor Crooks Press Association Sport Tennis Correspondent
Published: 09:15 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 09:15 BST, 1 August 2019
Naomi Osaka admits she has not enjoyed playing tennis since winning the Australian Open and has described the last few months as the worst of her life.
The 21-year-old won her second consecutive grand slam title at Melbourne Park in January, making her the new world number one, but expectation has weighed heavily ever since.
A shock split from coach Sascha Bajin immediately after the Australian Open was another factor, and Osaka has not reached the final of any tournament since.
Naomi Osaka has not enjoyed playing tennis since winning the Australian Open
The Japanese player wrote on Twitter: 'The last few months for me have been really rough tennis wise, but thankfully I'm surrounded by people I love and who love me back (hopefully hahaha). In that regard I'm very thankful for them because whenever