Naomi Osaka fell in the third round to eventual finalist Leylah Fernandez in a three-set battle at this year's US Open. The loss was crushing for the four-time major champion who is having difficulty finding happiness on the court. Following the match, she opened up to press and was honest about where she's at mentally, stating she didn't know when she would compete again.

"Well, basically. I feel like I’m kind of at this point where I’m trying to figure out what I want to do, and I honestly don’t know when I’m going to play my next tennis match," she told press in New York.


Since her break from tennis began, Osaka has launched her skincare company, Kinlo, attended the Met Gala, and this week she's set to appear on the Uninterrupted's "The Shop." The talk show was created by Paul Rivera in 2018 and is produced by LeBron James and his business partner Maverick Carter. The two typically bring on guests and chat with them about an assortment of topics and dive into interesting conversations.

On Osaka's episode, tennis enthusiast and comedian Wanda Sykes, rapper Jadakiss and James' former teammate Kevin Love will all be featured.

The 23-year-old has struggled with "bouts of depression" and anxiety this year and has done a wonderful job at addressing it for the overall good of other athletes. It will be interesting if Osaka addresses mental health in the latest episode which will air on HBO Max on September 24.