Japan’s Naomi Osaka during her first round match against Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig at the 2021 French Open. Photo: Reuters Japan’s Naomi Osaka during her first round match against Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig at the 2021 French Open. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s Naomi Osaka during her first round match against Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig at the 2021 French Open. Photo: Reuters
Jonathan White
Opinion

Opinion

Jonathan White

French Open: Naomi Osaka called their bluff, who calls the shots?

  • Strong opinions on either side of world No 2’s decision to pull out of Roland Garros over mental health and media duties
  • Double standard of tournament chief not taking questions from journalists proves that this is a bigger issue

Japan’s Naomi Osaka during her first round match against Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig at the 2021 French Open. Photo: Reuters Japan’s Naomi Osaka during her first round match against Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig at the 2021 French Open. Photo: Reuters
Japan’s Naomi Osaka during her first round match against Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig at the 2021 French 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.