INDIAN WELLS, Calif. – Naomi Osaka’s struggles with the “tweener” have been documented.
It’s not a necessary shot to have in the arsenal.
But it’s one any tennis player with a bit of sass will want to be able to pull out when needed.
So it was time to get a little help with it. And Russia’s Daria Kasatkina was conscripted for just that purpose.
A great “fun” player promo idea, it was.
Except that it was the worst possible day to try it.
— Kirsten Flipkens (@FlipperKF) March 1, 2018
We’re on the right way👌🏼😂
— Daria Kasatkina (@DKasatkina) March 4, 2018
Weather gods cruel
It’s not an easy shot as it is. But the way the wind was blowing on Saturday, it was darn near impossible – even for Kasatkina, who can hit that shot.
But hey, many laughs were had.