Tennis: Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open

Kyodo -- Jun 01
Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka said Monday she has withdrawn from the French Open while revealing that she has suffered depression since 2018.

"The truth is that I have suffered long bouts of depression since the U.S. Open in 2018 and I have a really hard time coping with that," Osaka said in a statement posted on Twitter.

"I think now the best thing for the tournament, the other players and my well-being is that I withdraw so that everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris," the 23-year-old winner of four Grand Slams said.

Her remarks came after French Open organizers have fined Osaka $15,000 and threatened to disqualify her from the tournament after she skipped a press conference following her first-round victory Sunday over Romania's Patricia Maria Tig.

Osaka was scheduled to face Romania's Ana Bogdan in the second round.

- Kyodo

女子テニスの大坂なおみ選手が全仏オープンを棄権すると表明したことを受けて、アメリカメディアは「誰も望んでいない結果だ」と驚きを持って伝えています。 - ANNnewsCH