NAOMI OSAKA: Tennis Champ Skips Press Conference

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As Mental Health Awareness Month ends, 23-year-old tennis champion Naomi Osaka has taken a bold stand. During the French Open, which begins this weekend, she refuses to sit for post-match press conferences.

Naomi tweeted on Wednesday, (quote) “I’m just not going to subject myself to people that doubt me.”

Instead, she expects to be issued “considerable” fines throughout the French tournament. Naomi challenged organizers to donate the money they collect from her to mental health charities.

Every tennis player is required to take reporter questions – win or lose. The 23-year-old player ranked second in the world said, (quote) “I believe that whole situation is kicking a person while they’re down. I don’t understand the reasoning behind it.” (The Wrap)


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