Naomi Osaka is retired from Roland Garros
Naomi Osaka (second) Roland Garros was shocked after announcing her retirement from the competition on her social networks. “I think the best thing for Roland Garros and the other players and my well-being is to quit so everyone can focus on the tournament again.” The Japanese, who made a decision several days ago, said not to speak to the press.
The Japanese had just won her opening match against Patricia Maria Tej (63rd) 6-4 7-6 (4). “I never wanted to be a distraction and accept that the timing was not perfect and that my message could be clearer. Most importantly, I will never underestimate mental health or use the term lightly. The truth is that I have suffered from long bouts of depression since the States Championship. United Open 2018 and I had a hard time dealing with it. ” Osaka admitted in his letter.
“Anyone who knows me knows I’m an introvert, and anyone who’s seen me in tournaments will notice that I often wear headphones, as this helps calm my social anxiety. Although the pressure of tennis has always been nice to me (and I want to especially apologize to all the great journalists who are I might have hurt them), I am not a normal public speaker and feel waves of intense anxiety before speaking to the global media. ” She said the player was fined $ 15,000 for refusing to speak to the media at Roland Garros after winning the first round.
Finally, the Japanese shut down: “I proactively announced this because I feel the rules are quite out of date in some places and I wanted to highlight that. I wrote privately to the tournament I apologize and say I would be more than happy to talk to them after the tournament because the Slams are so intense. I’ll be taking some time off the field now,” But when the time comes, I really want to work with the tour to discuss ways in which we can improve things for the players and the cheering press. “