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US Open 2017: After defeat, Naomi Osaka gets ‘stupid question’ in press conference

The Japanese rising star Naomi Osaka lost 6-3 2-6 7-5, an upset that some did not see coming. She lost to Estonian qualifier Kaia Kanepi having beaten Angelique Kerber in the previous round.

By: Reuters | New York | Published: September 3, 2017 11:40:12 am
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(Source: Reuters)

As if her third-round defeat against Estonian qualifier Kaia Kanepi was not heartbreaking enough, Naomi Osaka suffered more pain during her post-match news conference at the US Open on Saturday. The Japanese rising star lost 6-3 2-6 7-5, an upset that some did not see coming.

A reporter asked her: “Stupid question: why did you win today?” A baffled Osaka, who beat defending champion Angelique Kerber in the first round, told the blunt truth: “I did not win”.

The brief news conference went on but Osaka, who admitted she had been ’emotionally unstable’, teared up after the third question. “Oh, this sucks,” she said.

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