Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open amid fallout from media boycott
Japan’s Naomi Osaka announced on Monday she was withdrawing from the French Open in the wake of her decision to boycott post-match media duties at the Grand Slam tournament.
Osaka was fined $15,000 by Grand Slam organisers for failing to attend a news conference following her first-round win.
The 23-year-old made the announcement on Twitter.
“I think now the best thing for the tournament, other players and my wellbeing is that I withdraw so that everyone can get back to focussing on the tennis.”
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