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Naomi Osaka says she won’t do press conferences during the French Open

Naomi Osaka of Japan practicing on Court Philippe-Chatrier during a practice match against Ashleigh Barty of Australia  in preparation for the French Open at Roland Garros.

“I’ve usually felt that individuals haven’t any regard for athletes psychological well being and this rings very true each time I see a press convention or partake in a single,” Osaka wrote. “We’re usually sat there and requested questions that we have been requested a number of occasions earlier than or requested questions that convey doubt into our minds and I’m simply not going to topic myself to folks that doubt me. I’ve watched many clips of athletes breaking down after a loss in the press room and I do know you’ve gotten as effectively. I imagine that complete state of affairs is kicking an individual whereas they’re down and I do not perceive the reasoning behind it.”

To accompany her submit on Instagram, Osaka included movies of one other distinguished girls’s tennis participant, Venus Williams, and former NFL working again Marshawn Lynch, in interview conditions.

Williams responded to the submit, saying, “Girl, do you. Your life is yours to stay!”

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“Me not doing press is nothing private to the match and a pair journalists have interviewed me since I used to be younger so I’ve a pleasant relationship with most of them,” Osaka wrote. “However, if the organizations assume that they will simply hold saying, ‘do press otherwise you’re gonna be fined,’ and proceed to disregard the psychological well being of the athletes which are the centerpiece of their cooperation then I simply gotta snigger.”

Players could be fined for not taking part in press conferences. Osaka addressed this in per submit, saying, “I hope the appreciable quantity that I get fined for this can go in direction of a psychological well being charity.”

The primary draw of the French Open, the second main occasion on the tennis calendar, begins on Sunday.

Osaka, 23, who has received the each the US Open and Australian Open twice, didn’t compete at Roland Garros in 2020, citing a hamstring damage. She has not superior previous the third spherical on this main occasion.
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