Naomi Osaka stated she is “proud” of her determination to drag out of French Open earlier this yr.© AFP
Tennis star Naomi Osaka was in tears whereas addressing a press convention at Cincinnati Masters event and the video convention name needed to be halted for some time to permit Osaka to compose herself. Osaka was responding to a query requested by one of many journalists when she acquired emotional. Nevertheless, after the interruption, the Japanese participant returned to answer the query. The 23-year-old had pulled out of the French Open after having refused to take a seat for press conferences to guard her psychological well being. Throughout the press convention at Cincinnati Masters, she stated she was “proud” of the stand she took in Paris.
“It was one thing that wanted to be performed,” stated Osaka.
The four-time Grand Slam champion pulled out of Wimbledon as properly after her French Open exit however returned to compete on the Tokyo Olympics the place she bowed out within the third spherical.
“It felt like one thing I wanted to do for myself. I felt like I holed up in my home for a few weeks and was a bit bit embarrassed to exit. The most important eye-opener was going to the Olympics and having different athletes come as much as me and say they have been actually glad I did what I did,” Osaka stated on pulling out of Roland Garros.
On the French Open, Osaka was fined for not talking with the media after her first-round match and was informed by the organisers she might face expulsion from the event for her refusal to participate in media duties.
Nevertheless, Osaka withdrew from the event on the following day saying she wanted to guard her psychological well being.
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