Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka Withdraws from French Open over Media Boycott

Tennis star Naomi Osaka announced via Twitter, Monday, she will be withdrawing from the French Open saying, she “never wanted to be a distraction” following day of controversy for not participate in the mandatory media interviews at Roland-Garros.

Naomi Osaka

Osaka Withdraws in Protest; W&S Put on Hold Thursday

NEW YORK (AP) — Fourth-seeded Naomi Osaka reached the semifinals of the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday and withdrew a few hours later in a call for racial justice, drawing quick support from other players. Soon after, the whole tournament was put on hold for a day.