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World No. 2 tennis player Naomi Osaka has withdrawn her name from the French Open 2021, surprising everyone. Osaka has been fined $ 15,000 (about Rs 11 lakh) for not speaking to the media after winning the first round of the French Open and has been warned of harsh punishment for doing so further.
Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka says she is withdrawing from the French Open after being fined US $ 15,000 for not going to the press conference after the first round victory. He said that ‘I am not a public speaker and I get very nervous before talking to the world’s media’.
Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka says she is withdrawing from French Open after she was fined USD 15,000 for not going to press conference following first round win
“I’m not a natural public speaker and get huge waves of anxiety before I speak to the world’s media,” she says. pic.twitter.com/f4W4vx2Zef
– ANI (@ANI) May 31, 2021
Osaka said in a tweet that, ‘The truth is that I have been fighting mental stress since the US Open in the year 2018, I have had a lot of difficulty in recovering from it. I was already feeling insecure and worried in Paris, so I thought it better to leave the press conference for my own good. I had already announced it because I think parts of this rule are outdated and I wanted to highlight it. ‘
– NaomiOsaka 大 坂 な お み (@naomiosaka) May 31, 2021
Let us tell you that Osaka made a brilliant start in the first round of the French Open, beating Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig in the second round of the French Open tennis tournament. Four-time Grand Slam winner Osaka defeated 63-ranked Patricia 6-4, 7-6 (4) in a match that lasted an hour and 47 minutes.
Defending winner Osaka of the US Open and Australian Open, it was playing in the tournament after 2019. Last year, she could not take part in the French Open due to injury. According to the rules of Grand Slam tournaments, if a player refuses to talk to the media at a post-match press conference, they can be fined up to US $ 20,000.
The four Grand Slam organizers said in a joint statement, ’23-year-old Osaka may face substantial fines and suspension in future Grand Slams. A key element of the Grand Slam rules is the players’ responsibility to engage with the media, regardless Whatever be the result of their match. It is a responsibility that the players take for the game and the fans.