Naomi Osaka hopes home event will be balm to her slump

Former World No 1 Naomi Osaka has admitted that her 2022 season has seen more downs than ups but hopes to revive her fortunes as the WTA Tour returns to Japan at the Pan-Pacific Open. The four-time Grand Slam champion has plummeted to 48 in the WTA rankings after a dismal run that has seen her bomb out in the first round at her last three tournaments. The 24-year-