Naomi Osaka back at French Open after last year's controversy

大阪は昨年のトーナメントでメンタルヘルスの理由を理由に辞任し、メディアとの会話を避けることを誓った。. 彼女はその過程で大火事を起こしました, 一部からのサポートを受ける, 他人からの批判. 金曜日に, 彼女 returned to the clay court and addressed the media.

“うそをつくつもりはない. When I first came here, I was very worried,” Osaka admitted. “I was just kind of worried if there would be people that — of course, I also didn’t like how I handled the situation — but I was worried that there were people that I offended some way, and I would just kind of bump into them.

But I think everyone has been really positive, ほとんどの場合. I’m not really so sure. I was also very worried about this 記者会見 because I knew I’d get a lot of questions about this.

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Naomi Osaka of Japan serves during her match against Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain during their second-round match on Day Four of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica May 1, 2022, in Madrid, スペイン.

Naomi Osaka of Japan serves during her match against Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain during their second-round match on Day Four of the Mutua Madrid Open at La Caja Magica May 1, 2022, in Madrid, スペイン. (Mateo Villalba/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

Osaka’s decision last year to skip press conferences resulted in a $ 15,000 罰金. She was also threatened with additional punishment from the other Grand Slam tournaments. She explained at the time she was experiencinghuge waves of anxietytalking to the media as well as sufferinglong bouts of depression.

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Naomi Osaka of Japan plays a forehand during a singles match against Andrea Petkovic of Germany at the Summer Set tennis tournament ahead of the Australian Open in Melbourne Jan. 7, 2022.

Naomi Osaka of Japan plays a forehand during a singles match against Andrea Petkovic of Germany at the Summer Set tennis tournament ahead of the Australian Open in Melbourne Jan. 7, 2022. (AP写真/ハミッシュブレア, ファイル)

“ほとんどの場合, I think I’m OK,” she said Friday.

大阪, who hasn’t advanced past than the third round at Roland Garros, has been dealing with an Achilles injury. She didn’t play in a clay court tune-up in Rome earlier this month.

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“私のために, there is no way I’m not going to play this tournament. そう, もちろん, you kind of have to manage things,” Osaka said. “だが, 同時に, I’m going to pop a few painkillers. … I have actually played a lot of Grand Slams with something.

So I think maybe there is a possibility I could play really good when I have an injury, because I feel like I don’t have anything to lose.

Naomi Osaka of Japan talks to the press during Media Day at Roland Garros May 20, 2022, パリで.

Naomi Osaka of Japan talks to the press during Media Day at Roland Garros May 20, 2022, パリで. (Robert Prange/Getty Images)

Osaka drew No. 27 seed Amanda Anisimova 最初のラウンドで. Their match is set for Sunday.

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