Tennis and sports lovers are looking forward to the start of Roland-Garros! They will have to compose without Naomi Osaka, the rising star of courses, who has decided to leave the tournament. His decision sparked many reactions, including the support of Serena Williams.
It was in a statement posted on social networks that Naomi Osaka revealed her decision. The 23-year-old Japanese, world No. 2 in the WTA rankings, abandons Roland-Garros. She had yet succeeded in entering the running by winning in the first round against the Romanian Patricia Maria Tig in straight sets (6-4, 7-6). Naomi was then fined € 12,300 for skipping the traditional post-match press conference.
“I think the best now for the tournament, the other players and my well-being, is that I step back so everyone can focus on tennis in Paris, wrote the young woman. I will never trivialize sanity or use the term lightly. Anyone who knows me knows I’m an introvert, and anyone who’s seen me in tournaments will notice that I always wear helmets that help quell my anxiety. I get very nervous and find it stressful that I always have to find the best answer for you.“
Naomi Osaka has received many messages of support.