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June 1, 2018

Naomi Osaka

Paris, France

M. KEYS/N. Osaka

6-1, 7-6

THE MODERATOR: Questions, please.

Q. You were a set and a break down and then found a place to get going. How did you do that?
NAOMI OSAKA: I'm not really sure. I just thought to myself that, even if I lose, I don't want to have any regrets or anything, and I want to try to keep fighting until the last point.

Q. And can you now say that?
NAOMI OSAKA: Yeah. I mean, of course I feel like there was a moment where maybe the me from before, the younger me, would have just accepted that I was losing. But now I'm not sad, because normally I would be very sad at this point.

But I'm just looking forward to the next tournaments and the next matches I can play, because I feel like this match taught me a lot.

Q. So even especially the first of the two set points looked like the better one for you, even allowing for that, you feel positive?
NAOMI OSAKA: What do you mean? I'm sorry.

Q. It's okay. Thank you.

Q. Bad luck today. Why did you start so slowly? Did you think there was any reason why you were a bit slow getting going today?
NAOMI OSAKA: I don't really think there's a real reason. I just feel like I wasn't comfortable moving on the clay. Like, I would make one push, and then, suddenly, I would be sort of tipping over or something.

But I wouldn't say there's an exact reason.

Q. It was different weather today. It was cooler. Did the clay play any differently? Was it less slidey or more slippy, or I don't know.
NAOMI OSAKA: No. I think it was more slippery today. But I wouldn't be exactly the clay court expert to tell you that so...

Q. Talking about that, then, are you looking ahead forward now? You're looking forward to the grass?
NAOMI OSAKA: Of course.

Q. What is it about grass tennis that you particularly enjoy?
NAOMI OSAKA: Well, I haven't really played a lot of grass tennis, so I think that's one of the main reasons I'm looking forward to it. Because I feel like the way that I play, it should be suited for grass.

And I did okay in Wimbledon last year. So I just kind of want to see how I'm going to do in the next weeks.

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