The four-time Grand Slam tournament winner wrote on Instagram that she had suffered from bouts of depression since 2018 and that she would “take some time” away from the tennis court.
Naomi Osaka, a superstar in the sport, pulled out of the French Open after she was fined for skipping a news conference.
Naomi Osaka celebrates after winning against Romania's Patricia Maria Tig on Day 1 of the French Open in Paris.
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"The truth is that I have suffered long bouts of depression since the US Open in 2018 and I have had a really hard time coping with that.
The tennis star’s announcement came after she was fined for skipping a press conference, a decision she said she made to prioritize her mental health.