Naomi Osaka cuts news conference short after Wimbledon upset: 'I feel like I'm about to cry'

Naomi Osaka lost at Wimbledon Monday in stunning fashion.

The tournament’s No. 2 seed fell in the first round to 39th-ranked Yulia Putintseva, 7-6 (4), 6-2. It was her third loss in three matches against Putintseva, including a loss two weeks ago at the Birmingham Classic.

‘Can I go?’

After the match, Osaka, 21, was overcome with emotion in her news conference and cut it short in the middle of a question, asking a handler, “Can I go?”

“I feel like I’m about to cry,” Osaka said before walking away from the podium.

Osaka’s fast rise to fame

Fame and success have come fast for Osaka, who beat Serena Williams for the 2018 U.S. Open title in one of the most talked-about sporting events of the year.

Her victory was marred by Williams’ outburst at chair umpire Carlos Ramos, calling him a liar and a thief and smashing her racket on the court. The incident divided the tennis world, with Williams calling the negative reaction to her outburst a double-standard that men like John McEnroe would not have received.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in the Royal Box on Centre Court during day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in the Royal Box on Centre Court during day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in the Royal Box on Centre Court during day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex in the Royal Box on Centre Court during day twelve of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: (L-R) Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Royal Box during Day twelve of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Royal Box during Day twelve of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she meets members of staff ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) meets junior players ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she meets junior players ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives for a visit ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she meets members of staff ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) meets junior players ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge chats to members of staff during a visit ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smiles as she meets junior players ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) meets junior players ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 13, 2019. (Photo by Victoria Jones / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read VICTORIA JONES/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets Marion Regan from Hugh Lowe Farm, supplier of Wimbledon strawberries, Gareth Healy of Sir Robert McAlpine building company that built Court One, and Patrick Williams, AELTC Senior Project Manager, ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 13: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets junior players and staff ahead of the Women's Final on day twelve of the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Wimbledon on July 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Victoria Jones - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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Britain's Catherine (R), Duchess of Cambridge talks to Mrs Gill Brook on Centre Court as they watch Germany's Tatjana Maria playing against Germany's Angelique Kerber at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 2, 2019, on the second day of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament. (Photo by GLYN KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with Wimbledon Chairman Philip Brook as she attends day 2 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) is seen on Court 14 watching Britain's Harriet Dart playing against US player Christina McHale at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 2, 2019, on the second day of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament. (Photo by GLYN KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (2L) is seen on Court 14 watching Britain's Harriet Dart playing against US player Christina McHale at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 2, 2019, on the second day of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament. (Photo by GLYN KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (L) and Anne Keothavong laugh as they attend day 2 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at Court 14 to watch Britain's Harriet Dart playing against US player Christina McHale at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 2, 2019, on the second day of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament. (Photo by Glyn KIRK / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images)
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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C) arrives at court 14 at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 2, 2019, to watch Britain's Harriet Dart play against US player Christina McHale during their women's singles first round match on the second day of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is surrounded as she arrives for Day 2 of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 2, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at court 14 at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 2, 2019, to watch Britain's Harriet Dart play against US player Christina McHale during their women's singles first round match on the second day of the 2019 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament. (Photo by Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE (Photo credit should read DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is surrounded as she arrives for Day 2 of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 2, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is surrounded as she arrives for Day 2 of The Championships - Wimbledon 2019 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 2, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Anne Keothavong (R) smile as they attend day 2 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends day 2 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Katie Boulter, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Anne Keothavong (R) smile as they attend day 2 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 02: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends day 2 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 02, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/Getty Images)
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The U.S. Open trophy ceremony moved Osaka to tears when Williams’ home crowd erupted in boos over the controversy.

It marked Osaka’s introduction to the larger sports world and was her first of two consecutive grand-slam wins as she followed up her U.S. Open win with victory at the 2019 Australian Open en route to gaining the No. 1 ranking in the world.

Osaka has since fired her coach. She lost in the third round of the French Open and entered play at Wimbledon ranked No. 2 in the world.

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