Naomi Osaka fought back tears at her first press conference since the French Open due to mental health issues. During the press conference at the Cincinnati Open on Monday, the 23-year-old sobbed when local journalist Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati Enquirer, seemed confronted with her on balance with a high media profile and no media speech.
“You’re not insane to deal with us in this manner. A media platform, on the other hand, can serve a variety of external interests for you.” Daugherty inquired during the zoom interview.
“I guess my question is, how do you balance both?” Daugherty went on to say. Daugherty went on to say.
Osaka paused for a moment before responding, “If you say I don’t want to deal with you guys, what does that mean?”
After a brief exchange, the Japanese stated, “I’m not sure how to strike a balance between the two. Just as I’m figuring it out, you’re figuring it out as well.”
But the tearing of Osaka began when the four-time Grand Slam champion left the room to answer tennis questions. Osaka then went back to the room where the press conference would continue.
Osaka Will Donate The Prize Money To Haiti
Naomi Osaka, a tennis star, stated that she intends to do more than just donate money to Haitian relief efforts in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake. “I don’t feel like I’m doing a lot,” Monday Osaka admitted.
“I’m trying to figure out what I can do. The first thing I thought I could do was raise awareness of the prize money. That’s probably why I announced it.” A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck the region on Saturday, killing an estimated 1 400 people. Osaka announced on Saturday night that the prize money from this week’s American Open Tune-up tournament in Ohio would be donated.
Naomi Osaka, a tennis star, has stated that she will not only donate money to Haiti in response to the devastating earthquake but will also assist Haitian relief efforts. “I don’t feel like I’m doing much,” Monday Osaka admitted.
“I’m trying to figure out what I can do. My first thought was to spread the word about the prize money. That’s probably why I announced it.” On Saturday, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the region, killing approximately 1400 people. Osaka announced the donation of the awards at this week’s American Open Tune-up in Ohio on Saturday night.
Osaka, the world’s second-largest player, won its second career title at the Australian Open earlier this year but withdrew from the French Open and Wimbledon due to mental health concerns. “I had to do something for myself,” Osaka explained.
“I was a little embarrassed about going out because I didn’t know how people would react to me. The most eye-opening moment for me at the Olympics was standing up and saying that other athletes are very happy to do what I’ve done. I am pleased with what I accomplished. I’m proud of what I accomplished.”
When Naomi Osaka contacted Simone Biles,
Osaka also stated that she spoke with Simone Biles, the Olympic gymnast from the United States, who retired from the American Women’s Team final in Tokyo for personal reasons.
“I sent her a message,” Osaka explained.
“I also wanted to give her space because I know she can be overwhelming.” She took a break after returning to town and told Osaka, who lit the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony in Tokyo, that she was encouraged to recover in Cincinnati after suffering a hamstring injury last year.
The Western South Open serves as a warm-up for the US Open, which begins on August 30 in New York. “I felt like I had a good time in Tokyo,” Osaka said.
“But I didn’t do it very well, so I just wanted to recreate that feeling because I haven’t played many matches this year. I guess I’ll see how well I do from there to New York in this tournament and try to lead it a little bit.”
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