'Venus said it best': Serena Williams agrees with sister over Naomi Osaka row

Serena Williams revealed she agrees with her sister’s approach to handling the media amid the fallout following Naomi Osaka’s French Open withdrawal.

Osaka pulled out of the clay-court Grand Slam after a backlash to her plans for a media blackout, citing mental health struggles as the reason behind her decision.

A debate has followed over the role of press conferences in top-level sport and Venus Williams gave a humorously cutting response to how she approaches them.

‘Yeah, it’s definitely not easy to do press I think for any person,’ said Williams.

‘For me personally how I deal with it was that I know every single person asking me a question can’t play as well as I can and never will, so no matter what you say or what you write, you’ll never light a candle to me. So that’s how I deal with it.

‘But each person deals with it differently.’

Venus Williams returned the compliment, replying: ‘Love you P!nk goddess.’

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