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Naomi Osaka says the press conference format is in ‘great need of a refresh’

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Naomi Osaka says the press conference format between journalists and athletes is "out of date," as the Japanese star penned a first-person essay on mental health in TIME magazine's latest issue. The four-time grand ...

Tennis legend Boris Becker blasts Naomi Osaka for skipping Wimbledon

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"If you can’t deal with the media, it’s very difficult to be a professional tennis player," Becker told the paper. "The tour isn’t possible without the press. And it’s difficult to make your prize money, or money for...

Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon to take ‘personal time,’ will compete at Olympics

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Osaka, who recently withdrew from the French Open because of her decision not to fulfill her media requirements, announced in a statement through her team that she would not participate at Wimbledon later this month ...

Bubba Watson says anxiety struggles of Naomi Osaka ‘hits a little close to home’

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Watson said her now publicized issues with anxiety, "hits a little close to home for me." "As someone who struggles with anxiety, my heart goes out to Naomi Osaka," he wrote on Twitter. "I applaud her for prioritizin...

Naomi Osaka, admitting depression, double-faulted by stiffing the press

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But what came back at her was a barrage of criticism that wound up knocking her out of a major tournament and, for now, the game of tennis itself. In the process, the 23-year-old superstar revealed that she is suffer...

French tennis boss takes heat for avoiding press questions after Naomi Osaka criticism

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Moretton called Osaka’s decision last week to boycott the media a "phenomenal mistake." After Osaka decided to withdraw from the event, Moretton expressed regret. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "We are sorry...

Tennis officials in Naomi Osaka saga ‘needed to be more compassionate,’ ex star says

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Shriver, who won four French Open doubles titles, told the New York Post that tennis officials needed to be "more compassionate" in this situation. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "They needed to be more comp...

French Open’s statement following Naomi Osaka quitting amid media boycott backlash

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Following the announcement, French Open organizers released a statement saying that it’s "unfortunate" that she withdrew from Roland-Garros, but they "wish her the best and the quickest possible recovery." CLICK HERE...

After win, Osaka skips news conference in Paris, as promised

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That didn't mean she avoided a question about her problems succeeding on red clay. Osaka returned to Roland Garros after skipping the trip last time, turning in a mistake-filled 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over 63rd-ranked ...

Naomi Osaka conflicted over holding the Tokyo Olympics

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The second-ranked tennis player, who represents Japan, was asked about the games at the Italian Open on Sunday. "Of course I would say I want the Olympics to happen, because I’m an athlete and that’s sort of what I’v...

Olympic torch runs through empty park in Osaka as cases rise

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It came on the same day that the government said new coronavirus cases in Osaka hit 1,099, a single-day record for Japan's second largest metropolitan area. The torch relay began three weeks ago in northeastern Japan...

Naomi Osaka denies Serena Williams a shot at record-tying 24th major title at Australian Open

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Serena Williams has been denied her opportunity to match Australian Margaret Court's record of 24 major singles titles after she was beaten by 23-year-old Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Thursday....

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