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日期:2021-06-03 16:46





Support Grows for Osaka after She Leaves French Open
Naomi Osaka received the support of tennis fans, leading athletes, her sponsors and her country, Japan, Tuesday, after her withdrawal from the French Open.
The world's number two female tennis player surprised the tennis world on Monday when she said she would no longer play in the tennis championship. Osaka said on Twitter that she experiences "huge waves of anxiety" before speaking to the media and she has "suffered long bouts of depression since the US Open in 2018."
The decision came after Osaka was fined $15,000 for not attending a press conference after her first-round victory. She was also threatened by the French Open and other major championships with more punishment, including suspension.
Osaka said she did not want to meet with the media to protect her mental health. Other leading tennis players argued at the time that dealing with the media was part of the job. But when she withdrew, there were many messages of support from around the world.
The head of Japan Tennis Association said in a statement Tuesday, "I wish her the earliest possible recovery." And Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters that he would "watch over her quietly."
There was also concern on the streets of Tokyo for Osaka who will represent Japan in this year's Olympic Games.
Tomomi Noguchi helps people wear the traditional Japanese clothing, a kimono, for photos and events. "I think she's under a lot of pressure, more than we can imagine," she told Reuters. "She got to the top when she was young so I think we can't really imagine what she's going through."
The sports business website Sportico says Osaka has made more than $55 million in the last 12 months, mainly from deals with sponsors like Nissin Foods, Nike and MasterCard. They all came out to support her decision and Nissan, the automobile company said, "We stand by her decision and wish her well."




Support from other athletes
Osaka was an unknown when she won the 2018 U.S. Open championship over American Serena Williams. The crowd was upset with officials' calls against Williams. So, they expressed their displeasure against officials instead of cheering for the new champion.
On Monday, Williams added her support for Osaka saying, "I feel for Naomi. I feel like I wish I could give her a hug because I know what it's like. ... You just have to let her handle it the way she wants to, in the best way she thinks she can."
There were also messages of support from other female tennis champions and athletes including Olympic champion Mo Farah and NBA player Stephen Curry.
Six-times major champion Boris Becker, however, was worried Osaka's tennis career could be in danger because of mental health issues. He told Eurosport, "If she can't cope with the media in Paris, she can't cope with the media in Wimbledon or the U.S. Open. So I almost feel like her career is in danger due to mental health issues."
In her Twitter post, Osaka also said "the rules are quite outdated in parts." She said she is willing to work with tennis administrators to improve things for players, press and fans.
Late on Tuesday, the heads of the four major tennis championships said in a statement, "On behalf of the Grand Slams, we wish to offer Naomi Osaka our support and assistance in any way possible as she takes time away from the court." They added, "She is an exceptional athlete and we look forward to her return as soon as she deems appropriate."
The four Grand Slams include the French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open and Australian Open.
I'm Jill Robbins.



1. go through 经历,经受(尤指苦难或艰难时期);
I don't ever want to go through anything like that again.
2. stand by 继续支持(尤指身处困境的人);
Peter stood by me when I most needed it. I'll always appreciate that.
3. in danger 危险;
One of their men was in danger.
4. cope with (成功地)处理,应付,对付;
You will learn to cope with the stresses and strains of public life.



大阪直美退出法网 各界纷纷声援