Tennis star Naomi Osaka withdraw from French Open after being fined. Osaka announced that she would not participate in press conferences during the French Open tournament because of the burden it places on her mental health. The tennis star was a favourite to win the tournament. Athletes struggle many times to deal with the media especially after a loss. Serena Williams broke down in an interview recently after her loss to Naomi Osaka.
Several athletes came out in support of Osaka on Instagram, where she made the announcement. Billy Jean King, Venus Williams, Usain Bolt and Lewis Hamilton gave their stamp of support to Naomi Osaka.
Osaka was recently thanked by Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, for showing her support to the families by wearing their names on her masks during the biggest tennis tournaments. Naomi Osaka is the highest paid female athlete in the world, raking in $55 million.