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Naomi Osaka Responds To $15K Fine From French Open

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Tennis officers fined world No. 2 participant Naomi Osaka $15,000 on Sunday (Might 30) for declining to take part in a compulsory information convention after her first-round victory towards Maria Tig on the French Open, a statement from Roland-Garros event officers stated.

Her continued refusal to talk to the media may carry extra severe penalties. She dangers defaulting from the French Open and “extra substantial fines and future Grand Slam suspensions.”

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The assertion stated, “We need to underline that guidelines are in place to make sure all gamers are handled precisely the identical, irrespective of their stature, beliefs or achievement. As a sport there’s nothing extra essential than making certain no participant has an unfair benefit over one other, which sadly is the case on this scenario if one participant refuses to dedicate time to take part in media commitments whereas the others all honour their commitments.”

The standoff started on Might 26 when Osaka introduced that she is not going to communicate to the media on the French Open, citing an absence of concern for psychological well being throughout press conferences.

Osaka tweeted: “I’ve typically felt that folks don’t have any regard for athletes psychological well being and this rings very true at any time when I see a press convention or partake in a single. We’re typically sat there and requested questions that we have been requested a number of occasions earlier than or requested questions that carry doubt into our minds and I am simply not going to topic myself to those who doubt me.”

Officers stated that the gamers’ psychological well being “is of the utmost significance to the Grand Slams,” including that they’ve assets out there for the athletes’ well-being.

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“Anger is a lack of expertise. change makes folks uncomfortable,” Osaka, 23, wrote in a cryptic message after she acquired the tremendous and warning.

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