Naomi Osaka describes her career as ‘really weird’ as she hopes to solve consistency conundrum

Naomi Osaka says she has had a ‘really weird career’ so far, but she is keen to find much greater consistency moving forward.

Osaka is a three-time Grand Slam champion, and she has also won two WTA 1000 titles at Indian Wells and in China.

Surprisingly, though, she has struggled to win titles in smaller tournaments, and it’s something she admits she is aware of.

“I would say, I don’t really look at my record or whatever,” Osaka told reporters in Melbourne.

“I go into each tournament just trying to do best that I can.

“I know that, I have a really weird career in the way that I don’t really do that great at small tournaments. I am hoping to fix that.

“I want to do well at every tournament that I play.”

Osaka, meanwhile, extended her winning streak to 13 matches after coming from a set down to beat Katie Boulter in the Gippsland Trophy quarter-final.

The in-form Brit stared well, but Osaka was too strong and carved out a 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 in one hour and 47 minutes.

“After I lost the first set, I just wanted to fight as hard as I could and give my best effort,” Osaka said.

“I like long matches because I can judge the court and it helps with my fitness.”

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