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'My decision-making was questionable,' says Naomi Osaka despite extending winning streak

Naomi Osaka at Australian Open

Naomi Osaka described her decision-making as 'questionable' despite winning her 22nd straight win on Friday.

The world number two beat Ajla Tomljanovic, 7-6, 6-4 in the Miami Open second round, despite being a little short of producing her best tennis.

Osaka has not actually lost for over a year, although that is largely due to the lengthy break while tennis came to terms with the initial outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic.

“I was feeling a bit nervous,” Osaka, who last lost to Sara Sorribes Tormo at the Billie Jean King Cup in February 2020, said.

“I saw a lot of fans out there. My decision-making on some shots was kind of questionable.

Despite those nervy moments, it Osaka's serve that managed to get her out of trouble, as it so often does.

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“I served really well when I needed to. Unfortunately I got broken a couple of times, but I think when it really, really mattered, I was able to serve well, so I’m happy with that."

"This is my first match since Australia, so I just really wanted to play well

"I kind of feel like I’m at home here, because I grew up [near here] for most of my life."

Osaka will now face Serbian qualifier Nina Stojanovic for a spot in the next round.

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