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The world number 2 announced Monday to leave this edition of Roland Garros after the pressure she suffered to attend press conferences despite her refusal.
Are high-level athletes human beings apart, from whom we are entitled to demand more than the average person, for reasons of money in particular? This is the question that comes to us, after the decision taken Monday by Naomi Osaka to leave the Roland-Garros tournament: for having announced that she would not sacrifice to the obligatory exercise of press conferences during this fortnight, the Japanese champion and current world number 2 was threatened with expulsion. In fact, responding to the media is part of the commitments of participants in Grand Slam tournaments, recalls the Australian media ABC, which quotes the regulations: “Unless you’re hurt …