Tennis star Naomi Osaka has been fined $15,000 for not granting interviews to the media after her straight set triumph at the French Open on Sunday May 30.
Prior to the match, Naomi Osaka posted via social media that, because of emotional wellness reasons, she will avoid any question and answer sessions during the French Open, trusting that any fine money she brings about will go toward a mental health noble cause.
“I’ve often felt that people have no regard for athletes mental health and this rings very true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one,”.
I often sat there and asked questions that we’ve been asked multiple times before or asked questions that bring doubt into our minds and I’m just not going to subject myself to people that doubt me.”
Be that as it may, Osaka was advised to revoke her position but she was still at that position.
As indicated by Roland Garros, they made a good attempt to talk with her to check on her well-being, comprehend the particulars of her issue and what could be done to address it on location but they all proved useless.
Following the absence of commitment by Naomi Osaka, the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open together kept in touch with her well-being and offer support, underline their commitment to all athletes’ well-being and suggest dialog on the issue.
She was also helped to remember her commitments, the results of not gathering them and that guidelines ought to similarly apply to all players.
Organizers say that repeated violations could lead to tougher sanctions including default from the tournament.
Osaka had otherwise enjoyed a perfect start to her French Open campaign, beating Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig in straight sets — 6-4 7-6 (7-4) on Sunday. The 23-year-old has never been past the third round at the clay court major in Paris but looked powerful in her first round match.
Despite the fact that she made petty mistakes, particularly with her footwork periodically, the world No. 2 stayed cool and created on a surface that hasn’t generally been her best. She now faces Ana Bogdan of Romania in the next game.