Former No. 1 Naomi Osaka enters the clay-court season with the goal of not being too hard on herself. Osaka made the final in Miami last month and will be playing as a wild-card entry when the Madrid Open begins on Thursday.
“I’m trying to embrace my mistakes compared to the previous years as well, so I’m not that hard on myself,” she said on Wednesday. “If I make a mistake or if I don’t move up to the ball fast enough, because I find on clay you actually have to move much more, but if I do stuff like that I just tell myself not to be mad.”
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