Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka announced Wednesday that she will not participate in press conferences or media during this year's French Open to protect her mental health.
In a social media post, the world's No. 2 ranked player said that her decision is "nothing personal to the tournament," but a way to bring attention to athletes being subjected to questioning that ignores their mental health.
In a now-deleted tweet, the official Twitter account of Roland Garros — where the tournament is being held — posted a photo of other athletes participating in their media responsibilities on Saturday with the caption "They understood the assignment."
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