Naomi Osaka Tweets after Being Fined for Skipping Media
Paris, May 30 (Jiji Press)--Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka took to Twitter after being fined 15,000 dollars for skipping a press conference at the French Open tournament.
Osaka tweeted: "anger is a lack of understanding. change makes people uncomfortable."
She refused to take part in her mandatory press conference after her first-round victory on Sunday. On the other hand, she gave on-court and television interviews.
Osaka had said she would not participate in any press conferences at the French Open citing their effects on her mental health.
In a joint statement, the organizers of the French Open and the three other Grand Slam tennis tournaments warned of more substantial fines and future suspensions if Osaka repeats violations.
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