Competition coordinators said Osaka was fined for neglecting to ‘respect her authoritative media commitments’
Tennis star Naomi Osaka terminated back Sunday after she was fined $15,000 for skirting a required question and answer session following her first-round triumph at the French Open.
Competition coordinators said Osaka was fined for neglecting to “honor her legally binding media commitments.” The four-time Grand Slam competition champ tended to the fine in a tweet after her 6-4, 7-6 (4) triumph over 63rd-positioned Patricia Maria Tig.
“Outrage is an absence of comprehension,” Osaka tweeted. “Change makes individuals awkward.”
Osaka declared that she would avoid any media occasions in a post a week ago. The 23-year-old refered to psychological wellness worries as the justification her choice.
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Osaka recognized the probability of a fine in her underlying post, communicating trust that “the impressive sum that I get fined for this will go towards a psychological well-being good cause.”
In an extensive articulation tending to the fine, the coordinators of tennis’ four Grand Slam competitions said they had encouraged Osaka to rethink her choice in front of the French Open. The authorities cautioned that Osaka could confront extra punishments, including exclusion from competitions on the off chance that she kept on skipping public interviews.
“We have prompted Naomi Osaka that should she keep on overlooking her media commitments during the competition, she would open herself to conceivable further Code of Conduct encroachment outcomes,” the authorities said.
The coordinators said the emotional wellness of contenders was “absolutely critical to the Grand Slams,” adding the disciplinary activity was intended to guarantee reasonableness.
“We need to underline that rules are set up to guarantee all players are dealt with the very same, regardless of their height, convictions, or accomplishment,” the assertion said. “As a game, there isn’t anything more significant than guaranteeing no player enjoys an outlandish upper hand over another, which tragically is the situation in the present circumstance on the off chance that one player will not devote time to take part in media responsibilities while the others all honor their responsibilities.”