Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open, cites mental health

by News Update

CNN’s Rosemary Church speaks with former Wimbledon champion Pat Cash after tennis star Naomi Osaka announced her withdrawal from the French Open after refusing to speak to the media at the grand slam. The four-time major winner posted a statement on Twitter saying she was pulling out so that “everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris,” adding that she would “take some time away from the court.”

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Abc Def June 1, 2021 - 5:18 PM

So what 🙄?

Gamer 05 June 1, 2021 - 5:19 PM

Second

eon001 June 1, 2021 - 5:20 PM

The talent is more important than these media obligations. Give her a break ffs. Couldn't give AF about some silly questions from journalists.

trail mark June 1, 2021 - 5:20 PM

Google is stealing money out of their app store can they be sued? This is no joke I was reviewing my bank statement to learn I had a subscription that was costing me $175 a week for a puzzle app that I knew nothing about. $175 a week comes to $700 a month destroying my Social Security benefits. This has to stop, I have already learned I am not the only one. Google needs to be sued in a class-action lawsuit for billions of dollars. Their refund policy is a joke with no humans to talk with. Is there any way to prevent this from happening to everybody?

PS. Now that Google has succumbed to the dark side and has no moral concept between what is right and what is wrong could explain all that is going wrong in our country today. There is so much hate and killings going on around us expecting the worst that could happen could be the new normal. People, remember to check your bank account before you go to sleep… Your money may not be there tomorrow!!!

Footnote… Avarice gave us Hell's kitchen telling us greed is good. Now everybody in the world will know what it is like to kill God to rule with Satan in hell bringing misery to the world as you go. This new millennial meaning (new world order) has to be stopped or at least stepped away from (stupid should not be allowed to rule over intelligence when the truth is being made to pay the price). On the other hand, letting the world go to hell might make sense, maybe it is the middle class in their swimming pools that needs to care the most… After all, it is the American dream that everyone around the world wants for themselves.

curlychavelita June 1, 2021 - 5:20 PM

Good for her!

Sharifah Hanizah Syed Hussein June 1, 2021 - 5:20 PM

I feel so sad for Naomi. I only follow tennis because of Naomi. They threatened her! What craziness is this?

Dorian Shades of gray June 1, 2021 - 5:21 PM

She was fined $15000 for skipping her news conference . That should have been the end of it. But the vultures in the press smelled a story and Hounded her into making the decision to withdraw

Michal Kupczyk June 1, 2021 - 5:22 PM

From the very beginning of her career she wanted just to play tennis, not join the media circus, that's why she never accepted any sponsors, and earns her money as school teacher…

Wait… What? She's world's highest-paid female athlete (from endorsements) ??? Her mental wellbeing doesn't suffer when selling the image of her success???

88Crager June 1, 2021 - 5:22 PM

She's a millionaire, she'll be fine

Terese Marie Cloonan. C June 1, 2021 - 5:22 PM

You all owe me an apology. Or, I will see you in court.

Saharan Nomad June 1, 2021 - 5:24 PM

Gotta take care of yourself ♥️

Sheryl Chapman June 1, 2021 - 5:24 PM

I wouldn’t blame her if she quit tennis altogether.

eon001 June 1, 2021 - 5:24 PM

So if Naomi kills herself over depression, I don't want to here "RIP, she should have reached out" "We care about mental health" from the tennis association.

silverpairaducks June 1, 2021 - 5:24 PM

Racism

Allpaka June 1, 2021 - 5:25 PM

Don't try to forcibly drag athletes in front of cameras, people. Here's hoping there's some backlash.

Clyde Smith June 1, 2021 - 5:26 PM

Well done on your decision, shocking to fine her. Disgusting on French Open. Won't be watching the Open this year. Just lost my support😷🇿🇦💪👎

Ge W June 1, 2021 - 5:26 PM

Beautiful young soul, stay strong,
People need realize that everyone needs space and get off her jock

Pissbuden Lui June 1, 2021 - 5:27 PM

🍌🍌🍌

Di&Ce June 1, 2021 - 5:29 PM

She got tired of answering the same stupid questions from people who want to catch something to make her look bad.🤡

I got 5 on it June 1, 2021 - 5:29 PM

There goes there ratings 😂

Moderator of Youtube June 1, 2021 - 5:29 PM

If you cant take being a sports-star then stay out of the spotlight. So much crying very little wool.

Nunga Rose June 1, 2021 - 5:30 PM

Absolute disgrace from representatives of the sport! Shame on them for not taking mental health serious enough.

A a June 1, 2021 - 5:32 PM

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RICKEYDD June 1, 2021 - 5:32 PM

so she has to pay 15,000$ for NOT answering to the media??? screw you guys im glad she's withdrawing

V. Britton June 1, 2021 - 5:32 PM

She is right about the attitudes of the press.
It is psychologically destructive to play their game of questions and answers. Insinuations, repetitions, veiled insults, fines( !!!) isolation.

Justin Gomez June 1, 2021 - 5:33 PM

French "Stench" Osaka .
Fame & Monetary gain must never be Compromised for the well being of Any Mind by Anyone, Anywhere @ Anytime . "ALL Minds Matter "

no freespeech June 1, 2021 - 5:33 PM

You poor kids. You have all been groomed to give up. LOL!!!!

guy arrol June 1, 2021 - 5:33 PM

I like to play with the ball

jhon like these June 1, 2021 - 5:34 PM

Brave

WaterDog June 1, 2021 - 5:34 PM

And Billy Jean Kings
“ Responsibility to the Media “ Comment is
1 Insensitive.
2 Ignorant
3 This Woman has single
handily proven Ms. Osaka’s Point.
Billy Jean King Is the MeanGirls Media.
4 Ms. King should should PERMANENTLY
WITHDRAW FROM TENNIS, and any FURTHER COMMENTARY.
Ms. King IS THE PROBLEM.
Disregard a persons Mental Health Choices.
Simply DESPICABLE!

Sally Daniel June 1, 2021 - 5:34 PM

Good for you, Naomi!!! Stay strong and keep making a stand against the tennis 🎾 association. All these players deserve a break from the insipid questions the press throws at them

Rick From Pawn Stars June 1, 2021 - 5:34 PM

"Having told everyone to speak out against the injustices of this world, she's decided to clam up, refusing to do press conferences at the French Open … while being happy enough to pocket the millions of dollars in prize money being offered by the very tournament and government body she's flipping the bird to."

She’s a Professional Athlete that has Media Obligations, that she gets paid MILLIONS of dollars to do. She’s not a victim, she’s just a spoiled, entitled, soft, little Princess. That needs a safe space whenever times get hard, this generation is so soft.

affintlewoodlewix June 1, 2021 - 5:35 PM

Byeee! Too many of these whiny divas around these days.

X Marks June 1, 2021 - 5:35 PM

If she is concerned about her mental health, she should delete all her social media too.

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