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Naomi Osaka said Monday she is feeling positive and hoping her good vibe continues as she makes a return from an Achilles injury at her first tournament since the French Open in May.

The former world No. 1 is a wildcard entrant at the Silicon Valley Classic this week, having seen her singles ranking fall to 41st in the world. She remains the highest-ranked Japanese in women’s singles, 59 spots ahead of Misaki Doi, but has faded from her once-dominant position in the game.

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