World number one Naomi Osaka says she is looking forward to strongly competing as a top seed at the 2019 French Open.
Concise News understands that the Japanese, who has won the U.S. and Australian Opens, has yet to claim a title on the slowest surface.
“Definitely, for me I feel like I should be an all-court player. Honestly, it’s been a bit of a ride trying to figure out how to play better on clay throughout these years. But I think this year I have been playing well,” Osaka told reporters ahead of the May 26 to June 9 tournament at Roland Garros.
“So, I’m really excited to see what happens here.”
She also said, “I was able to go there for a little bit in between Germany and Spain. It was really nice,” she said.
“Everyone is very nice and helpful. And then I met Rafa. So, that was really cool.”
Osaka will start her campaign against Slovakian Anna Schmiedlova.