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How tearful Osaka handled the 'stupid question'

Last updated on: September 03, 2017 16:49 IST

No relief for Osaka in post-match news conference

Naomi Osaka

IMAGE:  Naomi Osaka  in action. Photograph: US Open/Twitter

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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