Naomi Osaka bolts presser after Wimbledon upset

No. 2 seed Naomi Osaka made a first-round exit from Wimbledon, losing to unseeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan in straight sets on Monday.

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Putintseva, the No. 39-ranked player in the world, topped No. 2 Osaka 7-6, 6-2.
This was considered a tough draw for Osaka, who came into the match 0-2 against Putintseva. The most recent win by Putintseva came 10 days ago at the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, England.
Since winning the Australian Open in January, Osaka’s best showing in nine tournaments was making the semifinals in Stuttgart.
Asked in her post-match press conference if she has found it difficult to get used to her new level of fame as a global superstar, Osaka, still in her match outfit, asked if she could stop the press conference.
“I feel like I’m about to cry,” she told the media relations representative before getting up and leaving the room.
“I’m sorry, you’ll have to leave that there,” the representative told the media.
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