Tennis: Shy Naomi Osaka's goal this year is to mature as a person

January 12, 2019 6:22 PMMELBOURNE (AFP) - US Open winner Naomi Osaka admitted on Saturday (Jan 12) that she was naturally shy and said one of her key goals in the off-season had been to work on her confidence and become more mature.
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