Japan’s Naomi Osaka pictured at the 2021 Italian Open. Photo: Reuters Japan’s Naomi Osaka pictured at the 2021 Italian Open. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s Naomi Osaka pictured at the 2021 Italian Open. Photo: Reuters
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Jonathan White

Naomi Osaka can afford French Open fine more than Tokyo 2020 distraction

  • As the face of the Japanese Olympics the tennis star has been expected to answer questions on unwanted Summer Games
  • Star cites mental health concerns in decision that has divided opinion among fellow players

Japan’s Naomi Osaka pictured at the 2021 Italian Open. Photo: Reuters Japan’s Naomi Osaka pictured at the 2021 Italian Open. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s Naomi Osaka pictured at the 2021 Italian Open. Photo: Reuters
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Jonathan White

Jonathan White

Jonathan White joined the Post in 2017 after a decade reporting on sport from China. He originally moved to Beijing to coach football in 2007 and later spent two years in Shanghai.