Tennis: Osaka to skip French Open press for mental health sake

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Four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka said in a social media post Thursday she is prioritizing her mental health and will forgo what she considers are damaging press events during the upcoming French Open. The Japanese world No. 2 said the nature of news conferences puts an undue burden on players' mental health, and she hopes that the fines she will be forced to pay go to charitable organizations that benefit mental health. "I'm writing this to say I'm not going to do any press during Roland Garros," the 23-year-old posted on Twitter. "I've often felt that people have no regard for athletes...

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