Japan's Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open tennis tournament in February. Photo: AFP
Japan's Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open tennis tournament in February. Photo: AFP
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Contractual obligations should not come before mental health

  • Tennis officials were aware of the anxiety that news conferences caused star player Naomi Osaka before her decision to withdraw from the French Open. The sport must decide whether players are more than just commodities to bid up television rights and increase advertising revenue

Japan's Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open tennis tournament in February. Photo: AFP
Japan's Naomi Osaka at the Australian Open tennis tournament in February. Photo: AFP
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