“I wouldn’t blame my age on anything,” Osaka said. “I’ve done a lot of good things, and I’ve done a lot of bad things, but I’m not the type of person that would say because I’m young I can get away with doing certain things.”


Quotes like that might give you a sense of Osaka’s frame of mind right after the loss, her earliest exit from a major since the 2017 French Open. Then, during a question about how she grapples with her newfound stardom, Osaka abruptly said, “Can I go? ‘Cause I feel like I’m about to cry.” She got up and left. And look at that—now you’re sad too.