Naomi Osaka in a heartbreaking ad

Naomi Osaka speaks to reporters at the 2022 Australian Open. (Tracy Nermi/Tennis Australia via AP)

Naomi Osaka has revealed her “regret” over her handling of playing in front of her home fans at the Tokyo Olympics in a sad statement on social media.

The The Japanese star lit the cauldron at the 2021 Olympics He was arguably the face of the Games in her homeland.

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but four times The Grand Slam champion suffered a shock loss in the third roundrelegated 6-1, 6-4 to Marketa Vondrousova.

Many awarded Osaka at least the medal in front of her audience, but the 24-year-old couldn’t keep up.

Reflecting on her experience in Tokyo this week, Osaka admitted that she regrets not having more fun with herself.

“I realized that I regretted the whole experience, (not lighting the torch though that was [fire emoji] Literally), there was a deep sense of sadness for not having more fun while I was there,” she wrote in a lengthy Instagram post.

“I can’t believe I was at the Olympics in Tokyo and failed to consistently find the sheer pleasure in it.”

However, Osaka revealed that she will use her experience at the Olympics to find joy in more things to come.

“I think this is going to be really important in my life going forward, just enjoying the experiences and making the most of the time no matter how short or how long,” she added.

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Osaka took a long break from tennis at the end of 2021 in an effort to improve her mental health.

She withdrew from the French Open after winning the first round in a row with officials over attending press conferences, before choosing not to play at Wimbledon.

She returned to play in the Olympics and the US Open but ended her season early after losing at Flushing Meadows.

Speaking after her Olympic loss, Osaka said, “I feel disappointed in every loss, but I feel that this loss is more bad than the others.

Naomi Osaka, pictured here working at the Tokyo Olympics.

Naomi Osaka at the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo by Dai Tianfang/Xinhua via Getty Images)

“Everything[goed wrong]. If you watch the match, you will probably see it.

“I feel like there are a lot of things I can count on today.

“I definitely feel like there was a lot of pressure for this.

“I think maybe it’s because I’ve never played in the Olympics before and for the first year (it was) a lot.”

The 24-year-old is back in the run-up to the Australian Open in January, but again Made an early exit in a loss to Amanda Anisimova.

She has since fallen to the world number 85 due to the massive array of ranking points she earned in 2020 and 2021 when she won two Grand Slam titles.

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