- The world No. 2 women’s tennis player quit the French Open last month after organizers threatened her with expulsion and fined her $15,000 when she refused to attend mandatory press conferences, NextShark earlier reported.
- Osaka said she has social anxiety and explained that the media’s line of questioning has been affecting her mental well-being.
- The 23-year-old, however, expressed excitement to play in front of her home fans for the Tokyo Olympics in July.
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- The AELTC said they “wish her a happy time with her friends and family and look forward to welcoming her back to Wimbledon next year.”
- Osaka had earlier pulled out of a WTA 500 grass-court tournament in Berlin, which usually serves as a tune-up for Wimbledon.
- Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam singles champion, made the third round at the marquee tennis summer event in 2017 and 2018.