The New Paper

June 1, 2021

Naomi Osaka withdraws from the French Open

Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open yesterday, citing anxiety related to required post-match interviews. The withdrawal came a day after the four-time Grand Slam champion skipped a news conference (and was fined $15k) after her first-round victory on Sunday. Osaka is currently the world number-2 singles player.

Extra: Here’s the tweet from Osaka announcing her withdrawal.
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