Tennis Star Osaka Fined For Shunning French Open Interview

Tennis Star Osaka Fined For Shunning French Open Interview
Naomi Osaka skipped post match interviews citing mental health issues. She was fined $15 000 by French Open organisers

Naomi Osaka has been fined $15K for skipping mandatory post-match media interviews.

Earlier, the Japanese tennis star cited mental health concerns and had compared such interviews to “kicking a person when they are down”.

She skipped her post-match news conference at the French Open on Sunday.

On her return to Roland Garros after skipping the trip last time, Osaka turned in a mistake-filled 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over 63rd-ranked Patricia Maria Tig at Court Philippe Chatrier on Day 1 of the Grand Slam tournament.

She was fined $15,000 for missing her news conference. Osaka could be disqualified if she continues with her media interview boycott.