The tournament committee threatened to expel Naomi Osaka from the French Open. The Japanese female star, who had clashed with the announcement of boycotting the press conference, withdrew from the French Open on her own instead of waiting.
Four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka announced his decision to withdraw from Roland Garo in a huge statement on Twitter. “I decided that what I really needed to do was learn how to do it right,” said Osaka. In Paris now everyone can concentrate on tennis. I never wanted to be in trouble. I think I could have explained the matter more clearly. The truth is, I’ve been suffering from mental depression since the 2016 US Open.
In the midst of the controversy, Osaka advanced to the second round after winning the first round match in a straight set. The 23-year-old star spoke to broadcaster television after the match but did not attend the official press conference as announced. The tournament organizing committee fined Osaka ১৫ 15,000 and threatened to expel him if he did the same in the future.
The organizing committee further said that the responsibilities mentioned in the terms of the agreement to participate in the competition include taking part in the press conference. He has been fined for refusing to comply. The organizers of the French Open also asked Osaka to step down.