Naomi Osaka lost to Kristina Mladenovic, 6-3 6-3 in the second round, having received a first-round bye as the top seed. This disappointed those who believed in Osaka’s decision to split with Bajin.
Naomi Osaka had said that she would go perfectly fine without Bajin, mainly because he brought bad energy to the team, and because during the Australian open, they hadn’t talked much.
Now that Naomi Osaka is the worlds number one, it’s unbelievable that she lost so badly in the very first rounds of the Dubai Tennis Championship. Naomi might not have been aware of the input Bajin had in her success before the split, but now its really obvious even for us, how much her instructor helped her