Earlier this week Naomi Osaka took to social media to announce that she wouldn’t be taking part in any press conferences through the French Open for psychological well being causes. In her assertion, she stated, “I’ve often felt like people have no regard for athletes’ mental health and this rings very true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one.”
On Sunday she was fined $15,000 after she didn’t take part in a compulsory press convention following her first-round win on the French Open.
According to ESPN, the Grand Slam tournaments, which embrace Wimbledon, the US Open, the Australian Open, and the French Open, launched an announcement and stated that they spoke with Naomi after her assertion and stated that they reminded her of the implications acknowledged within the 2021 rulebook ought to she opt-out.
They stated, “As might be expected, repeat violations attract tougher sanctions including default from the tournament (Code of Conduct Article III T.) and the trigger of a major offence investigation that could lead to more substantial fines and future Grand Slam suspensions (Code of Conduct article IV A.3.).”
The assertion continued, “We want to underline that rules are in place to ensure all players are treated exactly the same, no matter their stature, beliefs or achievement. As a sport, there is nothing more important than ensuring no player has an unfair advantage over another, which unfortunately is the case in this situation if one player refuses to dedicate time to participate in media commitments while the others all honor their commitments.”
Following the information of the $15k high-quality and stated, “Anger is a lack of understanding. change makes people uncomfortable.”
anger is an absence of understanding. change makes folks uncomfortable.
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) May 30, 2021
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