IMAGE: Japan’s Naomi Osaka looks dejected. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images
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.”