Last week Naomi Osaka announced she would not press during the French Open to take care of her mental health, and on Sunday she kept her word as she chose not to attend a press conference after her first round. win.
As a result, she received a $15,000 fine, and on Monday, she announced her decision to withdraw from the French Open.
While some have criticized Naomi’s decision, she has received support from all sides. One person who showed her support for Naomi was Serena Williams.
Speaking to the press she said, “I wish I could hug him because I know what it’s like, like I said I’ve been in those positions. Not everyone is the same. We have different personalities. I’m fat. Other people are thin. Everyone’s different and everyone handles things differently. You just have to let her handle it the way she wants to and the way she thinks she can. All I can say is this: I think she’s doing the best she can.
as before this Naomi said in her statement on Monday, “I think the best thing to do for the tournament now, the other players and my well being, is to step back so that everyone can focus on the tennis going on in Paris. I Never wanted to be distracted, and I accept that my timing was not ideal and the message could have been clearer.”
Ahead of her debut in the tournament, she issued a warning about her decision not to attend the press conference as she admitted that she had seen the effects on other players as well as herself.
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TSR Staff: Jade Ashley @ Jade_Ashley94
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