Tennis Today: Naomi Osaka opens up over depression struggle and Serena Williams dances

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In Tennis Today, world number one Naomi Osaka confirms what we have all suspected, while Serena Williams appears to simply not have a care in the world.

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Of course you have, and we have you covered with Kevin Palmer’s exclusive interview with her from her Algarve training camp.

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Fabio Fognini may have pulled out of the Barcelona Open with a hamstring injury, but that hasn’t curtailed his ambition.

The Italian is still so high from him spectacular Monte-Carlo Masters success that he has warned Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic that he is coming for them at Roland Garros this year.

What’s in the news
Naomi Osaka has opened up about the off-court struggles she had experienced since becoming world number one after the Australian Open.

Osaka has won the last two Grand Slams to catapult her to the top of the women’s game, but has seen her form badly suffer since.

“I am really grateful for everyone that has been really positive towards me,” she said after the defeating Hsieh Su-wei in Stuttgart.

“It was really rough the last couple of months. The kid was depressed out there.

“If there is one positive thing that I can say about myself, it is that I learn quickly.”

“Definitely I’ve put a lot on pressure on myself and found it hard to deal with in the first few tournaments.”

“Now I’m just having fun, which is the mentality I had before I was number one. Hopefully it will go well.”

On life as the world number one, Osaka added: “The worst has been the expectation I put on myself, but I think we are good now.”

What’s on social media
The Fever-Tree Championships was feeling in boastful mood as it started to reveal it’s summer line-up.

Stefanos Tsitsipas had a bit of a dodgy bounce in Barcelona.

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The Rafael Nadal Academy paid tribute to a departing great.

And Serena Williams was just having fun.

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What’s on TV
ATP Barcelona

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ATP Budapest
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WTA Stuttgart
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WTA Istanbul
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