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Fresh update on "naomi osaka" discussed on The World: Latest Edition
"For themselves and for their children and other swear forced to leave the country because of the political persecution connected with us position. Tigerish what about you. Why did you decide to move to kiev. In two thousand nine hundred. And how has your life changed since then. I was born in and so after graduation from the medical university. I got to walk in one off means go state clinics and after walking for some years i decided to win cookie of and to continue my rectus here here. Doctores can find a lot of this this and to begin to walk in morton way ties. Do you consider yourself an activist on behalf of belorussians there in kiev in ukraine. I'm not a official mamba or any organization. But also i attend actions and other activities so when i have free time for example every sunday in give will we have an action for support in different professions for example who suffered from them behavior of Government given your own activism Do you feel safe in kiev. Really i can say that. I feel here safe because you can walk here. You can do practically all that you want. But i'm also wetter surprised that these people who have failed to italy can go to ukraine free so some activists so of course gut feel low. What is safe now. Because nobody expected that it will be so again. We do not know how. Mr xi shelf daikyo. Police are investigating tigers homage as a kiev-based doctor originally from minsk the capital belarus. Speaking with us about the death of belorussian activists vitality shisha vinke of today. Thank you very much for your time. You're welcome. The tokyo olympics have been filled with upsets japanese tennis superstar. Naomi osaka was knocked out early. There were the canadian women who took down team. Usa and soccer. Ouch and talent sprinter. Marcel jacobs perplexing the oddsmakers coming out of nowhere to win the one hundred meter dash and the title of world's fastest human but stopped presses on this one france beating host japan at its own game. The french judo team took gold in the first ever mixed event in olympic history reporter rebecca. Rawson was not surprised by this. She checked in from paris. Explaining why august may be the official start of francis summer holidays. But this judo training center on the southern edge of paris is staying open tonight..
Fresh update on "naomi osaka" discussed on Boston Public Radio Podcast
"He was playing unbelievable has and he played very well in japan before he was undefeated on that court before the olympics started so he comes out he plays really well his first three matches and then he enters mixed doubles with nina stoyaanovich of issue. He's very close with and there was a chance that maybe people thought he could win two medals at this olympics and then in the semi finals of the olympics. He is up a set six one and he's up a break in the second set so he's up three two and all of the sudden it fell apart and he says he was maybe injured. I wonder if it has to do with the amount of heat and humidity and the tennessee played played two matches the day prior and very warm and humid weather but he got really angry. He was smashing rackets. And then in the bronze-medal batch which he took on the guy that i just talked about probably brand of gosta who should probably have beaten quite handedly. He's a much better tennis player. He at first he threw his racket into the stats because he was so mad and then when she did not get a warning for by the way and then he smashed a second racket which he got a warning for and then he loses the match to carina bluestone three sets and then afterwards while waiting for him like okay still has a chance to win bronze with nina in the mixed doubles and he pulls out in so ash party and john peers of australia. Win the bronze-medal by default they don't even have to play a match to win the bronze-medal and while people in tennis You know criticized him. He certainly did not get the kind of criticism that simone biles did right a time. Someone who's calling for like a traitor for nation and saying that she doesn't love the united states. Interested terrible teammate. While you could have said the same thing about novak djokovic leaves his really good friend nina soriano high and dry and says yeah. I know i said i play doubles you but now that i've lost a bunch in the role we lost yesterday. Airplanes lebron's. I'm just not going to do with anymore. And he has a huge emotional outburst on the court and it just shows tara sullivan wrote a great column about it. It just shows the juxtaposition. Because you remember when serena williams had an outburst on the court when she was playing naomi osaka a few years ago in the us open. You know it's all about her and how she doesn't control of her emotions novak always plays like that and it's never viewed in a same negative light let's also had to save a byles. Mauri referenced. hold on. I wanna hold on. I wanna say this gym there is questioning. Whether or not he was referencing byles. We were told by a number of people that he was not specifically asked about files. So i have not seen the transcript. And i've not heard the interview so he may have here what we were told that it was just a question about the pressure of playing for the gold. And then a columnist linked it to bios in on the asakusa. I do wanna be careful. there. I don't know was criticizing biles quote from that columnist who says he was asked about biles withdrawal. Here's what he said. If you were aiming to be at the top of the game you better start learning how to deal with pressure and how to cope with those moments on the court and off the court to say whether obviously it's far worse if it was about biles but just generally for guy who's this talent who by the way is on the verge unfortunately of.
Naomi Osaka 'Happy Again' After Olympics Victory
"Naomi Osaka is back on the court. Following her early exit from the French Open. She might not be on Team USA, but Naomi Osaka won her first tennis match playing for her native Japan, She says she's feeling refreshed and happy, and it has been fun to watch. ER. CBS is Jamie Yuccas. Meantime, in
'The greatest honor': Osaka lights Olympic cauldron
"The Tokyo Olympics are officially underway. The Olympic cauldron was lit at the end of the opening ceremony by tennis star Naomi Osaka. And so the games get going in full swing later today, a full slate of events on tap, the U. S softball team meets Mexico looking to remain perfect after wins over Italy and
Tennis Star Osaka Lights Tokyo Olympics Cauldron as Games Open
"Opening ceremony was this morning our time Naomi Osaka lit the cauldron. Keep in mind Japan 13 hours ahead of eastern time. So for example, every day Noon. The next day in Tokyo is 11 P.m. eastern. Here.
What Did an Opening Ceremony Without Spectators Look Like?
"Of the 32nd Olympiad now underway in Tokyo after an opening ceremony, unlike any other which unfolded inside an empty stadium and which were just now seeing on our televisions tonight. Here in the US joining us live from Tokyo with an update. Now CBS is Steve Futterman. Steve. It's almost old news there the opening ceremonies, but we're just getting a glimpse here unless somebody got up really early to watch. What were your impressions of this most unusual opening ceremonies and overall Olympic Games? Well, I think they tried the best they could. I found it. I rarely try to give opinions in my reports. But I found it a bit sad and no pun intended. There was sort of an empty feeling in the stadium. You know, when you go to an event like this part of the event is the fact that you're sharing that you may not consciously be sharing it, but you're sharing it with Thousands of other people there would have been around 65 68,000 fans in the stadium. I'm guessing there were a few 1000 people there yesterday around 1500 media members, some support staff. Uh, some dignitaries, the diplomatic corps, et cetera. So several 1000 people were there. It just wasn't the same. I was comparing it to. I saw Hamilton in 2015 in New York. I'm sure I would have enjoyed it watching it alone. When you're whipped the crowd, something adds to it, And I think that's what was missing last night, so I did find it a bit sad. They tried. There was some spectacular moments. Wonderful pictures. Naomi Osaka lighting the Olympic cauldron just wonderful, but It just didn't it didn't didn't have the necessity that you have to have the fans there to make it work. Not
Tokyo Olympics Begin With Muted Ceremony and Empty Stadium
"You have the emotion and pageantry of opening ceremonies but reminders the pandemic continues were everywhere spectators not allowed except the mask wearing dignitaries and working media the parade of athletes reduced to attempt the usual number the U. S. team led by Cole flagbearers basketball legend sue bird a four time gold medalist and Eddie Alvarez a member of the US baseball team who won silver is a speed skater at the twenty fourteen Winter Games in Sochi four time tennis grand slam champion Naomi Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron to begin sixteen days of competition I'm John other very
"naomi osaka" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
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Must have since stylish accessories to help you move forward to your new normal so go ahead find it all at kohl's or kohls dot com today. Naomi osaka clapback and check former fox news anchor. Megan kelly. after. Megan slammed naomi's magazine covers so megan. Kelly responded to a tweet that sports commentator clay travis wrote that said she was too introverted to talk to the media after tennis matches but she has launched a reality show barbie and now on the cover of sports illustrated then. Megan kelly replied. Let's not forget the cover of vogue japan and time magazine to naomi. Osaka responded in a now deleted tweets that she shot the cover photos before going public about her struggles with mental health. Naomi also went on to say to megan thing that you're a journalist. I would've assumed you would take time to research. What the lead. Times are for magazines. I shot my covers last year. Then megan wrote back mocking. Naomi claiming she blocked her and tweeted. Guess she's only tough on the courts. Meghan kelly is a racist. Every body she talked about is black hail. She's a racist man. It's always a minority of somebody. you know. Stay imo over on fox though all all over them and they all can miss me tucker carlson. Yes she lands. Nbc's she she got up over there. Halls i let go because of her. Yeah yeah but it worked out for tampering hall because wrong with her who megan kelly. Well she always talking was it always. Is she trying to be relevant. You know what. I what. It is just just jealousy. Wouldn't you gotta come at first of all. You have to be winning to get a hater. If you're not winning you won't get a hater and the hate that you always get is from people who wished they was winning like you. Now megan kelly on the cover of damn thing now. She met at girl. Did you see now cover. She looks beautiful flower. Itchy absolutely dropped it. I'd like to see the cover not good. I need to see it. Those oh man. It's beautiful and it's not a reality show. It's a docu series. That's produced by lebron. James and i watched it is so good. She's struggling naomi. Safa is struggling stardom. She is a young woman. Who is our champion. Thank you tom me. She is older makes me so mad. I love naomi. tunis see tennis. You don't have mates Is not a huge support system to stop. The spotlight is on you. You and you alone ing nobody you can share it with. You can see what. Joe t may submit. Come on we hang in there. We team you know like the bad boys from detroit. They didn't care how you felt about them. They had each other. They didn't give a damn. He say what you want to say. But we've they formed a unit. They was hard to with man. It was hard to deal with but they play a team sport when you play tennis. Men's by yourself. That's why you know you gotta give them slot You know the williams sisters a lot of credit for being as great as awful as long as they've been great. You know to be mentally strong too. you know. No absolutely. Mr richard williams. Yes but yeah now me you know with all everything. She's gone through leave her alone. Leave her alone. Let her live. Let her live. guess. She's only tough on a tennis court a bet. You can only see the way. I'll bet you either way. That was the bully move. It was the way i. It's time for our headline miss. Am thank you very much. This is andrew with the news. Okay this it's not so funny. Looks like colbert is on the move again. Sort of now. Several vaccinated vaccinated white house staffers including a senior aide to house speaker. Nancy pelosi and a florida. Republican congressman vern buchanan have tested positive for colon in recent days. Health officials say however that while the aggressive delta variant they were dealing with the virus has been infecting more and more americans than those who have been vaccinated are at least experiencing milder symptoms of it and sometimes not expect experienced any symptoms at all our cdc director doctor rochelle alinsky says areas of the country with low vaccination rates of facilitating the rapid spread of this new strain. The delta variant now represents eighty three percent of sequenced cases. This is a dramatic increase up from fifty percent. The week of july third. Well linski says the country's now averaging about two hundred and forty desperate day from corona virus but it looks like the three vaccines authorized for emergency use in the us so far are still about ninety percent effective against it by the way according to a published report and unvaccinated trump supporter who reportedly spread conspiracy theories about the corona virus is dead of cova nineteen according to the cape cod time. Seventy year old. Linda's earn a former member of the massachusetts. Board of selectmen and a staunch trump supporter died on tuesday of severe complications caused by the deadly virus. She reportedly refused to be vaccinated and wear masks a local republican state committee. Women calls earn a quote strong woman who believed in speaking the truth and defending our freedoms in america. That was that quote called. The kansas city star legislative committee in missouri held a hearing on monday about how educators should teach k. Through twelve students about racism it was an invite only and not one black person was invited. No black parents no black teachers. No black scholars were asked to testify for movie. Mogul harvey weinstein in la. This morning of the sixty nine year old disgraced filmmaker facing eleven counts of sexual assault including four council rate stemming from allegations made in two to between two thousand and four and twenty thirteen weistein claims at any sexual activity was consensual. His court hearings expected to begin sometime in the next few weeks. Haiti has a new prime minister. This morning he's dr. Reo honoree the man that president jovan alloys had wanted to appoint as the next prime minister. Anyway before he was assassinated on re took the oath of office yesterday and finally today is world hangover day. In any case. You know what to do when you have a hangover. I guess go to sleep. I don't know. I've never had one steve harvey morning show. You're listening to morning show. 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"naomi osaka" Discussed on Best of The Steve Harvey Morning Show
"They didn't care how you felt about them. They had each other. They didn't give a damn. He say what you want to say. But we've they formed a unit. They was hard to with man. It was hard to deal with but they play a team sport when you play tennis. Men's by yourself. That's why you know you gotta give them slot You know the williams sisters a lot of credit for being as great as awful as long as they've been great. You know to be mentally strong too. you know. No absolutely. Mr richard williams. Yes but yeah now me you know with all everything. She's gone through leave her alone. Leave her alone. Let her live. Let her live. guess. She's only tough on a tennis court a bet. You can only see the way. I'll bet you either way. That was the bully move. It was the way i. It's time for our headline miss. Am thank you very much. This is andrew with the news. Okay this it's not so funny. Looks like colbert is on the move again. Sort of now. Several vaccinated vaccinated white house staffers including a senior aide to house speaker. Nancy pelosi and a florida. Republican congressman vern buchanan have tested positive for colon in recent days. Health officials say however that while the aggressive delta variant they were dealing with the virus has been infecting more and more americans than those who have been vaccinated are at least experiencing milder symptoms of it and sometimes not expect experienced any symptoms at all our cdc director doctor rochelle alinsky says areas of the country with low vaccination rates of facilitating the rapid spread of this new strain. The delta variant now represents eighty three percent of sequenced cases. This is a dramatic increase up from fifty percent. The week of july third. Well linski says the country's now averaging about two hundred and forty desperate day from corona virus but it looks like the three vaccines authorized for emergency use in the us so far are still about ninety percent effective against it by the way according to a published report and unvaccinated trump supporter who reportedly spread conspiracy theories about the corona virus is dead of cova nineteen according to the cape cod time. Seventy year old. Linda's earn a former member of the massachusetts. Board of selectmen and a staunch trump supporter died on tuesday of severe complications caused by the deadly virus. She reportedly refused to be vaccinated and wear masks a local republican state committee. Women calls earn a quote strong woman who believed in speaking the truth and defending our freedoms in america. That was that quote called. The kansas city star legislative committee in missouri held a hearing on monday about how educators should teach k. Through twelve students about racism it was an invite only and not one black person was invited. No black parents no black teachers. No black scholars were asked to testify for movie. Mogul harvey weinstein in la. This morning of the sixty nine year old disgraced filmmaker facing eleven counts of sexual assault including four council rate stemming from allegations made in two to between two thousand and four and twenty thirteen weistein claims at any sexual activity was consensual. His court hearings expected to begin sometime in the next few weeks. Haiti has a new prime minister. This morning he's dr. Reo honoree the man that president jovan alloys had wanted to appoint as the next prime minister. Anyway before he was assassinated on re took the oath of office yesterday and finally today is world hangover day. In any case. You know what to do when you have a hangover. I guess go to sleep. I don't know. I've never had one steve harvey morning show. You're listening to morning show.
"naomi osaka" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"naomi osaka" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"That standard. You can see how it weighs on her. Yeah i mean solitary sports like this is someone who loves sports are just fascinating in a different way. And i mean in tennis. Even the way that they come out onto the court. They look like they're going to the airport. They've got all their stuff with them. They've got bags. It's not like other sports where you're aware when you are at a baseball game or a basketball game like this. Is the home team. They come and sit out there by themselves and then even when they get the break. There's no talking to a coach. It's like they just go sit on a chair and wipe their swept away. I mean it's just so solitary so yeah it isn't ever just going hey. Is this person performing well today. Everything is always a statement on their entire career and where they are. And what's going to happen next. So the pressure is just next level and i think the documentary itself also does a good job of showing like hey you can be great and then have this incredible talent at tennis. That you've worked so hard for that doesn't mean that you're going to be naturally comfortable in front of a microphone and have other things that come with it absolutely and i think one of the things that i liked about the documentaries that it gives you a view of how in this case the general way that we treat elite athletes and the specificity of tennis as a solo sport and her personality which is as we've talked about is naturally introverted and not a super comfortable person in terms of being in front of media were being a public figure those things all kind of combined to create these enormous pressures on her that i think are really palpable in this film. I wanna play a little clip of a moment when she is talking to her mother who is by all indications in the film very supportive and very loving. I wanna play a little clip of that conversation. By the time twenty two. I would have done more. Didn't think acceptable. The more even think about the idea of being twenty two years old and already having won several grand slam. And she's saying to her mother. Did you think i would have done more by now or do you think this is acceptable. Acceptable and her mother is saying like it's more than acceptable. You know but the idea that that's the place that she's coming from. I was also really struck by a comment that she makes at the very very end of this documentary series. When she says. I'm too far down this road to even think about what might have been. Yes and i saw thought you're twenty three right. I mean you might be right that for the time being. This is a very difficult thing to swerve away from but at the same time she speaks like someone who has been having an existential crisis since she was fourteen right right there to moments in the documentary that really to me underlying sort of how far. She's come one of them is when she's speaking on behalf of black lives matter at the open last year taking a leadership role in a way that i think surprised a lot of people because she is. Her personality is the way that she is. And it's very soft spoken but one of the ones also was at the. Us open twenty nineteen when she beats cocoa goth and go. Goff is for people who don't follow tennis. There's always someone coming up next. There has used the next great. Young american player who tennis media is is investing a lot in. I think because we all sort of sense that serena williams is probably going to retire soon. And there's this moment where a soccer beat sir in the match and invites her to take part in the post-match press conference only told you told me that in amazing and the luggage she asked if i could do the interview with her and i said no because i know it's gonna cry them all time but she encouraged me to do it. I remember watching. That live. And like i was like oh this is a moment like this is a really amazing moment because what it is is asakusa taking the role of the more seasoned player. She's not the young kid beating serena anymore. There's only one year after that right run. You're already player. Who is now sort of taking this girl. And the way in which she tells her. Don't just go and cry in the shower. Just like if you're gonna cry. Share your emotions with these fans they love you and i think the subtext is just like let them get to know you a little bit. Which is fascinating coming from. Osaka is not always the best at letting them see her. I think her journey is just like letting more and more fancy her. And then she also complements cocoa goths parents about like. You've raised kid. I remember i used to training in the same place as for me. Like the fact that both of us meet it We're both still working as hard as we can. I think it's incredible. And i think you guys watching that time. It's so touching and plays as even more impactful in this because it's part of naomi's sort of lake whole meredith an yeah. There's another thing she says. That really stuck with me. Another thing that naomi says later in the documentary because as we've said she is the elite player. This is a path that if you do this you are on this path from very very young age and it's a very solitary path not just because of the solitary nature of the sport. But you know for example. She's home schooled rate. A lot of people who are elite even if they end up going to a school. It's like modified hours right. There's just you're not doing the stuff that the majority of people are doing and one of the ways that she expresses this late in the documentary is you know she's like i'm twenty three now like other people my age or what are they in college. I'm not sure if she's not sure he doesn't have that same sense of path because her path has been so specific and so as she learns more about herself and feels the feelings. That twenty-three-year-old is gonna feel those aren't necessarily dictated by the fact that you're graduate college or anything. She's going through all that. But without the not support but i would say at least the structures around her that i think other people bounce off of She likes that. So she's really having to it out on her own in so many ways and that to me is part of what makes that moment with cocoa even more special is that you see her essentially deciding to be what she needed herself from other people. Some of what we saw serena do for her and you know kind of doing the support that she received but also taking it. The next step and from kobe bryant. To i think abby was very influenced by the mentorship of kobe bryant athlete and this documentary does not go up to wimbledon and the french open. It was so so recent but watching this. I think it is so interesting. Having seen her decide not to do press conferences. And then when that wasn't accommodated to say i'm going to withdraw and there were actually people who said. Oh she just doesn't wanna play inventing this as a an issue of mental health. And i think when you watch this. It's.
"naomi osaka" Discussed on Pop Culture Happy Hour
"Happy to be here absolutely. You are both Much more tennis people than i am. So i'm to hear what you think about this series which is on netflix. There's a good chance that You know who is if you don't the kind of bio basics are these. She was born in japan. Her mother is japanese and her father is haitian. The family moved to new york when she was a toddler. Her dad had her playing tennis when she was three. She won her first grand slam at the us open in twenty eighteen daisy. I'm going to ask you as a big tennis fan. How do you situate mayumi asaka as a tennis player as of right now how does she sort of fit into tennis world. Naomi is a younger player. Who is just fantastic to watch. I mean she's just the person. I've been rooting for these last few years. Even as i also route four serena to break her records But naomi is just one of those people that i can't help but root for and i feel stressed out when she plays other players that i like specifically because i just find myself rooting for her ability. I mean she really didn't come out of nowhere per se but it was one of those things where people really noticed what her skills were because she won the us open right and just immediately became the exciting player to watch. She's got a lot of power and that you notice that when you're watching i've unfortunately never gotten to see as much tennis live as i would like but it really comes through on the television which i don't think is true of everybody that you're watching her power. Her strength really comes through but she's young and she is very shy. I mean we'll get into more of what we learn about that in the documentary itself. But i don't anybody. Even pre documentary or pre the announcements about wimbledon or any of that would have labeled her as someone who is known for being outgoing so her reserve. Nece her quietness. Her general. Shyness is part of what we've come to know about her as a player as well. Joe what are your sort of basic naomi. osaka baseline thoughts two thousand eighteen. us open. When she beat serena williams she gets her first grand slam title. And that's i think when most sort of mainstream sports fans get to know who she is but she had been up coming for a while there throughout her teen years especially. She was a very of promising player but a lot of her narrative as it is with many tennis players especially the younger tennis players are her mentality. Was she going to be able to absorb versity in big matches and things like that and she was always a player that was incredibly. Her game has beautiful to watch. And i think one of the things that this documentary does really well is sound design and best when they show her matches and you can hear just the power of the shots and the precision of of where she strikes. The ball is really really fantastic. But as you're watching her career early on if you watch tennis for any length of time there are always these players who are up and coming. And it's like cam. They hit that next level and with naomi it was always like is she going to be able to sort of withstand the mental pressures that it takes to be an elite person in this sport and the fact that she was able to. Not only like beat serena williams in that big big match and then win three further grand slams and this past us open. I thought especially with everything that was going on which is depicted in the documentary with you know her activism in the black lives matter movement and also the fact that it was a pandemic. Us open with no fans and so much else going on she was so poised and so tough. Sort of like mentally tough. Which is the thing that you'll hear tennis announcers. I can hear. John mcenroe's voice in my head when i say something mentally tough but like it's true and she's the feeling that i have watching her plane now and the confidence that she plays with is like it's really really something and i think one of the things that the documentary does very well is. If you've been especially for somebody like muse watching tennis all time to track her journey from this sort of like she still very soft spoken introverted. And that's a lot big part of her narrative but it's also the fact that she has been able to sort of take the reins of being an elite player and is doing something with it and stumbles and there are there ways where she still feels unsure of herself but it makes her really really easy to root for in a way of like. I find her thrilling to watch them that way. One of the things about a sports documentaries. Always how much time are you gonna spend. Just watching people play a sport because if you wanted to watch a tennis match you would watch tennis match and a lot of people have seen a lot of tennis and a lot of people are not going to necessarily take away too much from long uninterrupted tennessee. So i think it's very well edited. We should mention the director of this is garrett bradley who directed time which was nominated for an oscar earlier this year. I think it's very well assembled to bring home. The tennis has sort of an activity that she is doing without. Just kind of reproducing. What it's like to watch tennis on television. I would definitely agree with that. I mean coming out of watching it. I was thinking to myself. Look if you don't know much about tennis at all but you're maybe intrigued by this person. You're not gonna come out of this knowing a lot about tennis by any means but in great way they give you enough context understand why she is good or where you're supposed to be seeing her struggle in the moments were they're showcasing that. Yeah but they do not go out of their way to be like well. Tennis is a sport where blah blah. You know it's not at all right. Do also make sure that the scenes that we do see of her playing tennis the clips that we do have from major tournaments are really compelling and set up in a way so that you understand the stakes and they're good. I think it using announcer audio a little bit to provide context. What's going on. There's a moment when she's fallen behind by a set. Yes and they begin to talk about how unusual it is for anybody to come back in that situation. And so they're very kind of wisely taking just a snippet of the announcer to essentially act as a narrator in the documentary to give you the context of you know. Here's how up against the wall. She is in that kind of circumstance. Yeah one of the things that the documentary. I think does sort of impress upon you about tennis. Sport is what a solitary sport it is and because of that. I think it's really lends itself very well to narrative. When i'm playing i have like a robot mind keep you basically punching in and punching out but you're punching in is winning the match i feel like you have to be mentally strong to play tenets because tennis is a solo sport. You're kind of by yourself in team sports. There are a lot of moving parts. There's teammates you know. Tom brady can have a bad day but his teammates might be able to make up for it and the patriots still win that kind of thing whereas in tennis because it's so solitary to the point where lake they don't allow coaching on. And that was a big aspect of this serena williams match. That was so controversial right. What's the issue at stake was was getting illegal coaching. And so it's like you are so so so much on your own and they sort of talks about in the documentary and she says she plays on instinct. I thought that was a really interesting moment. Where she says that her style of tennis is very very much instinctual and so the mental stuff makes it all the more important because she's really just acting in the moment and so because in tennis you are so much sort of by yourself in in your head in in your own moments. It lends itself to a narrative. You know it's it's not only just her game but it's like it's naomi's though sack as a person is sort of on the line every single match and i think that's the thing that you see really weighs on her where it's like now. She's in this elite level. And it's just like unless i can be as like you know mentally tough dominant as serena williams positively. The greatest athlete has ever lived. And it's like. I'm falling short of.
"naomi osaka" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"No one in tennis has missed a press conference since the intention was never to inspire revolt but rather to look critically at our workplace and ask if we can do better i communicated that i wanted to skip press conferences at roland garros to self care and preservation of my mental health. I stand by that. Athletes are humans. Tennis is our privilege profession. And of course there are commitments. Off the court that coincide. But i can't imagine another profession were consistent attendance record. I've missed one. Press conference in my seven years on tour would be so harshly scrutinized. Perhaps we should give athletes the right to take a mental break from media scrutiny on a rare occasion without being subject to strict sanctions. In any other line of work. You would be forgiven for taking a personal day here and there so long as it's not habitual you wouldn't have to divulge your most personal symptoms to your employer. There would likely be. Hr measures protecting at least some level of privacy. In my case. I felt under a great amount of pressure to disclose my symptoms. Frankly because the press and the tournament didn't believe me. I do not wish that on anyone and hope that we can enact measures to protect athletes especially the fragile ones. I also don't want to have to engage in a scrutiny of my personal medical history. Ever again so i asked the press for some level of privacy and empathy. Next time we meet there can be moments for any of us where we're dealing with issues behind the scenes. Each of us has humans is going through something on level. I have numerous suggestions to offer the tennis hierarchy but my number one suggestion would be to allow a small number of sick days per year where you're excused from your press commitments without having to disclose your personal reasons. I believe this would bring sport in line with the rest of society. Finally i wanna thank everyone who supported me. There are too many to name. But i want to start with my family and friends who have been amazing. There's nothing more important than those relationships. I also want to thank those in the public eye who have supported encourage and offered such kind words. Michelle obama michael. Phelps steph curry novak djokovic which meghan markle to name a few. Furthermore i am eternally grateful to all my partners although i'm not surprised as i purposefully chose brand partners that are liberal empathetic and progressive. I'm still tremendously thankful after taking the past few weeks to recharge and spend time with my loved ones. I've had the time to reflect but also to look forward. I could not be more excited to play in. Tokyo and olympic games itself is special but to have the opportunity to play in front of the japanese fans is a dream come true. I hope i can make them proud. Believe it or not. I am naturally introverted. And do not court the spotlight. I always try to push myself to speak up for what i believe to be right but that often comes at a cost of great anxiety. I feel uncomfortable being the spokesperson or face of athlete mental health. As it's still so new to me. And i don't have all the answers. I do hope that people can relate and understand. it's okay to not be okay and it's okay to talk about it. There are people who can help. And there's usually light at the end of any tunnel. Michael phelps told me that. By speaking up i may have saved a life. If that's true then it was.
"naomi osaka" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Brought to you by. Macy's naomi osaka. It's okay not to be okay by naomi. osaka naomi. Osaka is a professional tennis player. Who will represent japan. In the upcoming olympics. Osaka was the first asian tennis player to be ranked number one by the women's tennis association. And the first japanese-born player to win a grand slam. Life is a journey in the past few weeks. My journey took an unexpected path. But one that has taught me so much and helped me grow. I learned a couple of key. Lessons lesson one. You can never please everyone. The world is as divided. Now as i can remember in my short twenty-three years issues. That are so obvious to me at face. Value like wearing a mask and a pandemic or kneeling to show support for anti-racism are ferociously contested. I mean wow. So when i said i needed to miss french open. Press conferences to take care of myself mentally. I should have been prepared for what unfolded lesson to was perhaps more enriching. It's become apparent to me that literally. Everyone either suffers from issues related to their mental health or know someone. Who does the number of messages i received from such vast cross section of people confirms that i think we can almost universally agree that each of us is a human being and subject to feelings and emotions. Perhaps my actions were confusing to some because there are two slightly different issues at play in my mind they overlap and that's why i spoke about them together but let's separate them for the sake of discussion. The first is the press. This was never about the press but rather the traditional format of the press conference. I'll say it again for those at the back. I love the press. I do not love all press conferences. I've always enjoyed an amazing relationship with the media and have given numerous in-depth one on one interviews other than those superstars who've been around much longer than i. Novak roger rafa serena. I'd estimate that. I've given more time to the press than many other players over recent years. I always try to answer genuinely and from the heart. I've never been media trained. So what you see is what you get the way i see it. The reliance and respect from athletes oppress is reciprocal however in my opinion and i want to say that this is just my opinion and not that of every tennis player on tour. The press conference format itself is out of date and in great need of a refresh. I believe we can make it better more interesting and more enjoyable for each side less subject versus object more peer to peer upon reflection. It appears to me that the majority of tennis writers do not agree for most of them. The traditional press conference is sacred and not to be questioned. One of their main concerns was that i might set a dangerous precedent but to my knowledge..
Osaka Returns to Spotlight, Wins Best Athlete in Women's Sports at ESPYS
"The Espy Awards handed out last night to a Who's Who of sports athletes. Best female athlete tennis star Naomi Osaka, her first appearance since pulling out of the French Open and skipping Wimbledon over a struggle with her mental
Naomi Osaka Withdraws From Wimbledon
"Many others have vanished without a trace. Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka are sitting out Wimbledon this year, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport's biggest stars in its return after canceling last year because of the pandemic, Nadal also says he will miss the Tokyo Olympics. Osaka
Rafael Nadal Pulls out of Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics
"Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka are sitting out Wimbledon this year, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport's biggest stars in its return after canceling last year because of the pandemic, Nadal also says he will miss the Tokyo Olympics. Osaka will go to the summer games and represent
Naomi Osaka Withdraws From Wimbledon but Will Play at Tokyo Olympics
"Out Wimbledon this year, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport's biggest stars in its return after canceling last year because of the pandemic, Nadal also says he will miss the Tokyo Olympics. Osaka will go to the summer games and represent Japan. I'm Tim Maguire, AP News
Rafael Nadal and Naomi Osaka Both Withdraw From Wimbledon
"Nadal and Naomi Osaka are sitting out Wimbledon this year, leaving the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament without two of the sport's biggest stars in its return after canceling last year because of the pandemic, Nadal also says he will miss the Tokyo Olympics. Osaka will go to the summer games and represent Japan.
"naomi osaka" Discussed on Impeachment: A Daily Podcast
"She was told you are often compared. I'm just remembering what it was often compared to the williams sisters. Maybe it's because you're black. But i guess it's because you're talented and maybe american to And you know this is the kind of thing where if you're a younger woman particularly if you're a woman of color your operating again with an ecosystem that was set up for men and particularly white men especially in sports like tennis and it makes sense that the media isn't necessarily going to treat you with the sensitivity that you or the sensitivity and the perspective that you might have and put the question that cocoa face just then. But you know Serena face questions that have been insulting for her She was hasn't won a handled i'm sure naomi's experience questions that she doesn't want to answer and Basically just athletes saying look finally have the power. I'm gonna. I'm gonna do this on my terms. I mean you can absolutely imagine a conversation between You know asaka a therapist saying look. If you don't wanna do this just say no. You don't have to say no to all of it. They know to the part that isn't working for you and that's what she did here And i it's actually. It's sad to hear the when she did kind of say no to the part of it. That wasn't working for her. That isn't the core of her job. She didn't actually get what she wanted. She's dropped out since osaka's departure. I see the tennis pro. Roger federer also declared. He was leaving the french open so he could rest up for wimbledon. do you see. Those cases are connected. And did the establishment respond differently to federer's exit versus osaka's I mean. I do think that i don't think that the That the cases are related. I think the concern of someone like naomi osaka. Who's so young. Her whole career ahead of her is quite different than i mean. I think they're they're similar in that there to kind of luminaries at the top of their field. But i think different in terms of power dynamics. And i don't i don't think that he's getting by any means the same sort of critique that she's getting and i think the difference there is a he's pulling out and giving very different reasons from what she was saying. I think part of the around sokha is that she was using The i guess it's an excuse or as a as a reason her mental health and it made the media feel like they couldn't touch her or comment on that without appearing To be part of the problem that she's talking about that's very yeah and that's very different than What that are encountered written about the different value that the pro sports were gives to people's mental and physical health right and if we were to start from square zero on federer and asakusa stories. In a way you could say they both Pulled out of the french open for their health The only differences osaka for mental health and and federal for his physical health to rest up for wimbledon. But we treat those things very differently absolutely and i think that's a really big Difference between someone who's thought goes age You know in her early..
"naomi osaka" Discussed on Front Burner
"I want to take you back to a moment at the us open in two thousand eighteen. The trophy was about to be presented for the women's final a twenty year old naomi. Osaka had just beaten the greatest. Of all time serena williams it was a contentious game serena even got into an argument with the umpire. Romasis said game penalty correct. Quaker and as soko is named champion. The crowd booed she cried. She tried to hide her face. It was really tough to watch because you could tell how uncomfortable she was. It was supposed to be the celebration but it's so obviously wasn't i know that everyone was chained for her. I'm sorry like this. And you could see then. Naomi osaka discomfort with being in the spotlight. It was something that was made really visible this week. When she said she wasn't going to do postgame press conferences during the french open and eventually dropped out altogether. This whole saga has raised a lot of questions about the demands on athletes and the media culture. They in happen. I'm jimmy boisseau in today. Caitland thompson from rocket magazine is here. Walk me through this controversy. Hi caitlyn thank you so much for being with me today my pleasure. Thank you for having so the only asaka is more than just a talented tennis star. She's the highest paid female athlete working today for one and before we dig into this controversy at the french open can can you remind us of of what makes her unique as an athlete. Yeah i mean. There's a couple of different things i think for for number one. She's somebody who came up largely in the states The but her parentage is her father's haitian and her mother is japanese and she chose to represent japan a place that she was born largely because they were giving her more support as a junior and she really emerged on the scene kind of fully formed as a fourteen fifteen year old hitting tennis balls faster than many many had hit a from a young person's perspective in a very long time tennis threes auto attendant flood. I'll do anything. In my power get their southeast by and also was a pretty fully formed athletes even from the early years i think she established herself fairly quickly as a real contender. And then obviously as you note in two thousand eighteen really a full year and a half. After she'd begun playing full schedule professional tournaments found herself in a final against the greatest of all time the second time they played that season. Naomi famously paged serena and beat her very soundly. A couple months before in miami hitting from another world's dragging serena williams all around the court there really was thrust onto the big stage at the. Us open a lot of people. Thought maybe this one and done but she backed it up with a win at the australian open very quickly thereafter and then last summer won the. Us open again after having won another australian open. She's see-saw common so she's already won four grand slams and i think what really makes this. An interesting moment is her. Tennis court has been impeccable and really hard to argue with. But she's also. Because i think a little bit in part of the way she means so much to so many different people she's been positioned and has stepped into the role of being really a transcendent star. You know she's somebody who's been an activist. We saw her wearing black lives matter. Protest masks at seven matches at the us open last year and really educating an entire country of japan about the struggle in the us for racial equity. The point is to make people start talking. I mean for me i. I've been inside the bubble. So i'm not really sure what's really going on on the outside world. All i can tell us what's going on on social media and for me. I feel like you know the more re tweets the guts. That's so lame but you know the more people talk about it you know. And she somebody who has noted is is incredibly sought after as an endorser because she's so authentic. She's not somebody who comes with the same kind of media polish that i think is is really emblematic of yesteryear. She's somebody very fresh and very new and very real i think. Along without realness come some vulnerability which is kind of the perfect storm for what we're kind of left to parse now after this.
"naomi osaka" Discussed on The Times: Daily news from the L.A. Times
"Wherever. You find your podcasts. We're back helene. You wrote that. Naomi osaka deserves empathy. Not condemnation a message that stands in direct opposition to the quote shut up and dribble crowd. That has long dominated sports stretch and commentary but it seems like this time. You mentioned earlier with steph. Curry the sports world seems more understanding. If not just altogether accepting yeah. I think we've seen with kevin love the basketball player. We've seen it with So many celebrities. We've seen it with everyday baseball players. Zack grind key played for the dodgers. He was franken discussing. he had had some issues. he got medication or treatment. Or whatever he did and he's been able to go forward and be healthy and and happy and that's the important thing and again. I think the pandemic and this is something that Former tennis player pam shriver brought up to me when i spoke to her as she has three teenagers. Two of them have had mental health issues because of the pandemic because they can't socialize because everything is so different in new and i think it's become a more common and more understandable issue everybody It's not so remote. It's not like somebody is an outlier because they've had mental health issues. We've seen it everywhere. And it's more understandable. I think in people can identify more with their soccer and what she's gone through. What about current players on the tour. I saw no me's instagram account. There was a comment from venus williams suppor venus williams and other tennis legend what about some of our competitors cocoa goth who is an up and coming young american star also offered support others have as well I think serena williams said something to the effect of. I wish she was here so i can give her a big hug. I think the understanding is important. I think that we have to realize people handle stress differently. People are wired differently any crisis that you're in whether it's a delayed playing or a late restaurant meal you know some people handle it well. Some people go ballistic. You have to leave room for people to handle it. However they're wired to do it to come to the realization that maybe they need help to get help. If if that's the case where even talking about mental health and sports You know this past generation is pretty impressive. Dented in the total history of sports. So you mentioned kevin love basketball player sat cranky a baseball player Then i'm thinking in the past like not so distant past but still further like metta world peace the basketball player and then going way. Way back during pearsall yeah. That's exactly what i was gonna say. Jimmy pearsall baseball player from nineteen fifties. Who suffered a nervous breakdown than his struggles were made into a film called fear strikes out so when they talked about those struggles fans looked at them as like you know anomalies really sad cases. They sympathize but they just like oh you know they just broke down but that's obviously not happening now in this generation what has happened. I think there's more empathy. I think there's more room for empathy. And again i think we're seeing it all around us You know even Everyday people people who aren't tennis stars basketball stars have become frustrated had become depressed have become emotionally upset or during this whole pandemic Not having work or being forced to work when you don't want to or when you're not sure it's safe Forced to be to change everything you knew about the way you did your job and the way you live your life. I mean those are huge changes and again some people handled it better than others but just because somebody handled it differently doesn't mean that they should be shamed. Historically of course we see our sports. Heroes as gods gods and goddesses unassailable. They're not human them talking about their own struggles makes them very much human. Do you think this is good for The whole idea of sports heroes and sports worship in general. Absolutely i mean i think The real heroes are the people. The doctors nurses and the hero should be teachers and preschool teachers. And all that the way our society is structured. We make athletes heroes and okay. That's fine but i think it's completely healthy to see that. These people are flawed. They feel doubts. And like you do every day or i or anybody else can feel doubts. I think it's absolutely healthy to to know that they go through this and they can be role models in the sense of seeing naomi osaka. Give a name to what she was feeling to give it. The name depression. I think is going to encourage a lot of other people to take a harder. Look and go. You know what what i feel could be. Depression should get help. What should i do next. I think just to open the conversation and to make people aware that it's more common than you may think some people just hide it better than others To put it out there for athletes to say you know what i've had that two of i've experienced that i think can help.
"naomi osaka" Discussed on The Current
"A young woman of color mixed race and in what is still a very white sport. How does that do you think Shape in some ways how she was treated not just in this incident but over the course of her career over the course of the past couple of days. People have been sort of pulling out questions that were asked. Not only her but serena williams as well and other tennis players who are women of color and some of them. Are you know. Sort of upsetting and shocking. They've asked naomi osaka. Serena lands that just because you're black you know and she identifies as being of japanese and haitian descent It's hard to imagine that her feelings don't stem at least in part from having to move through this white world as a woman of color And the way that she is treated you know we've seen male tennis players behave absolutely abominably and Nothing really comes with. It's certainly not an international conversation like the one we're having right now And and i do think that you there is a segment of the fandom and possibly of The people in the tennis world that really do not like seeing a woman of color. Tell them no and set up boundaries. And so i think that impart is probably what she's going through. As well you mentioned serena. I wanna play you. Something that serena williams said at a press conference. This was from the us open last september sometimes harder than others. Every day. having serena on your back is a massive target for the tour for press for stress. But as billie jean king said Pressures privilege so. I wouldn't want it any other way so i just try to think about how fortunate i am to have been in this position. Honestly to be syrian and it feels weird to say that pressures privileged. What do you think that says about about what we expect. From pro athletes. We expect a lot from pro athletes. And i think that we don't necessarily acknowledge them as fully formed human beings with emotions. I like i said. I think that people feel that. You should be grateful for the position that you're in that that they wish they could do that. Therefore it should be everything to you. It should be the most important thing in your life and again that that money solves all problems which is untrue and You know i. It's just a a strange sort of way. I think that as naomi osaka has gotten as she's gotten The pressure has gotten bigger for her. Maybe than she can handle right now and i don't mean that in a in a negative win but you know she rose to start on very quickly and people talk about her early days in press conferences. In how affable she wasn't how funny she was. That was before she was the highest paid woman athlete in the world. That was before she was the number two ranked woman in the world. Who would run. Forego land grant slaps. She is twenty three years old and dealing with the mental health crisis. And that is something that a lot of people can relate to unfortunately do not relate to it as well as they should..
Osaka Withdraws From French Open After Bitter Row, Reveals 'Bouts of Depression'
"Naomi osaka withdrew from the french open. that is the big tennis tournament for all those tennis fans out there. One of the grand slam grants. I'm so she withdrew from tennis From the french open over media obligations and the reason why she said in a very lengthy instagram post. She said i'm not a natural public speaker. And i get huge ways of anxiety. Before i speak to the world's media i get really nervous and find it stressful to try and engage and give them media the best answers i can't. She also opened up and said that she has experienced And major zaidi and depression since her first major win at the us in two thousand eighteen and that she will take some time away from the court she also said. I never wanted to be a distraction and the withdrawal is the best thing for the tournament the other players and my wellbeing considering that every to go with media obligations. Do you have a problem with us at all. No absolutely not anybody that does meat or not. She didn't say she can't stand the media. She's not in a feud with the media. She's freight now when it comes to mental health and depression is far more important than what you and. I wanna ask you a question. I've never understood the media's infatuation with thinking they're owed squawked we're not we're not just like the just like if you're under contract is a player the organization doesn't owe us squat to renegotiate three years left on your deal. Now you have to. You could stay home. But i don't know what this account with. This young lady did to bother me a hell a player. She came out and was honest. We beg for transparency. She gives his transparency. And there's people out there a well. She got to be better to the media.
"naomi osaka" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"Debuted a new balance beam. Dismount that is just off the charts difficult and it was valued a little bit lower than than people were expecting. What is what's your house. Yeah so this you'll be unsurprised to hear is not very transparent process. What happens is that when gymnasts wants to debut a new skill and entered into the code points they formally submit it with its specifics to the women's technical committee of the international gymnastics federation so the women's technical committee meets and they decide. Okay if this gymnast can land and six compete this trick gets named after her What how are we gonna value it. And so what they do. New tricks are not always the most the hardest ones. There's sometimes they're just novel and so there's precedent because they can value it. According to similar to similar tricks but with simone biles is always harder and so what they have to do they have to look at the hardest existing trick. And then think okay. How much higher should we go for this. And because no one has ever on the women's side even thought to compete a double salto. There's just not much precedent for valuing a double flip and so they valued it a couple tenths higher than the current most difficult vault which is also a byles fault which is now going to be the byles one. This'll be the two and so the biles one and the pro to nova which is sort of the the mirror image of the your chaco double pike. It has a front handspring double front. It's actually a little more dangerous than the your tank. Double pike because it's very easy to over rotate and if you're over rotated you will break your neck. The death the vault of death. Yeah and so. The president ova used to be awarded for. It's incredible danger. At a whopping seven point zero difficulty value and what that brought upon a lot of vaulters chucking it and chucking his it. When you like throw a trick that you're not like you don't think you can land but you just feel like i'm gonna try it and then it's valued so high that even if i landed on my posterior i'll make a final at all. Maybe even get on the podium and so the technical committee did not want people to be chucking vaults anymore especially not to be chucking dangerous faults and so they devalued the pro to nova and they have been loath to high value. Really dangerous faults they valued the byles to or the future byles to she hasn't landed in international competition yet at a six point six which is two tenths higher and you know simone and her team were hoping for a six point eight. I could see it valued like that but you know these are human people. The technical committee is a group of people and they all have their own interests. Some of those interests might be keeping the field competitive some of those interest might be quote unquote discouraging dangerous tricks. Some of own centrists might just be like simone on top for too long and some of them might be just like well. That's the next set of numbers you and you don't you don't know what's in the heart of this of this group of human people but because it's now the second incredible new skill that has come out with a value. That's a little bit lower really need a couple of tenths. We're not talking points than simone's team has expected. It is looking a little bit like a pattern and like she might be being punished slightly for her difficulty but unfortunately this creates narrative online of people saying these skills are banned. She can't do them she too good and that's also not true. The none of the bio skills are banned And she competes. Most of them will let me ask you this so it seems to me is looking from the outside. That the absence of the corolla family from usa gymnastics is influencing some of this right because even from the beginning simone has sort of been at loggerheads with corollas like sort of like a tumultuous relationship early on and like it feels to me like. It's not a coincidence that now these much more challenging moves are being that. She's attempting now now that the corollas are no longer affiliated with usa. Gymnastics is that sort of a fair observation or not. The line is not as direct as you're painting a bs the corollas. The absence of the curly's is the best thing that ever happened. To the humanity of the us gymnastics. It was not a positive environment. It enabled untold a balance of horrific abuse Not just the kind that you've read about in the papers. The crow is being gone is a net is one hundred percent net. Good and yes. Marta karolyi did not want people doing super high flying dangerous tricks like that because they just weren't a sure thing for metals. It wasn't really like she was. I don't really think she was really that worried about. People getting injured because she made people train on injuries. All the time allegedly so yeah. It is more like there is no one around. That can tell. Simone biles what to do. She's the most successful and famous gymnasts of all time. She speaks out against use almost every day. And they can't do anything about it and in a sport where gymnasts have mostly been told to be quiet and stay in line for like five decades. You love to see it on a site and to have this. Be just like this smart firecracker black athlete doing it. I love it. I love you love to see it. How do you kind of parse byles is like clear annoyance if maybe we could use a stronger word at the way that she is being treated by the technical committee vis-a-vis the point value with the idea that she's gonna win any way and she's for her like it seems like it's about more than points like she's doing this just because she wants to do it it's not she's not doing it to try to maximize points and yet it's galling turn offensive her to feel like it's not being scored correctly. Yeah i mean. It's a matter of principle at this point. Two tenths isn't going to be especially when something is valued at a at a you know six point. Six and most people are voting at a five point four. That's not going to make a difference. She's going to likely if she lands that in competition she will probably beat second by a point and so that's not it is more. I mean after the double double dismount and twenty nine thousand nine hundred was was felt to be undervalued. She was expecting it. And so it's more just. It's a little bit of pushback again. No one tells not even the f. I g. not even the women's technical committee tells simone biles what to do because even a slightly undervalued skill. She's going knock it out of the park and her execution so beautiful that she won't get docked on it. So yeah i mean i think that if this was them trying to get her to stop doing things like this. It's not the way to do it. I mean i. I don't think. I don't think humanity has it in us to get another bile skill between the teeny tiny time between now and tokyo. But i you know if anyone could do it for all of us. Let's point out that soon. Smiles is not superhuman. She did fall in this warm up. Meet and yeah. It's a warm-up meet for the olympics and she's still got a few months to be completely perfect but mistakes happening gymnastics yeah. They happen more often than they don't And it's very important for somebody. Likes mon biles. Who as joe pointed out is on. The older spectrum of sort of international elite gymnastics has been doing this for years. Has complained rightly all the time that her body is breaking down. It is really important that she not be training full routines very much because full routines on competition services are just injury opportunities waiting to happen and even when they go well. They are so hard on the body in there. So painful and so simone's going to make the team. She's going to leave the team. She has no. She has nothing to prove at the warm-up meats and so these are just for her to shake out cobwebs and she does not need to be dialed in her mind was obviously on the double pike in this meat as it should have been. And so yeah. Maybe she wasn't thinking that hard about bars or which is her least favorite event or floor where her new routine is really dynamic in its choreography and requires a lot more endurance than any of her other routines that i've ever seen it's also gorgeous. But so yeah. She doesn't need to be hitting four for four here nationals to be honest even at olympic trials. She doesn't need to be dialed in until she walks onto that competition.
"naomi osaka" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"Really good tweet from a woman named hannah wilkes. He said fun fact about depression and anxiety for this never suffered the times when it's most urgently necessary to ask for help support respite the time when you need it the most of the times when you're least capable of communicating. What you need. And so. I'm hesitant to say this. Is naomi osaka fault for not being as articulate as she should have been the first time around. I do feel like if everybody had talked to each other. If the grand slams if the french open if they had been able to have like a genuine exchange views and ideas rather than this being expressed through like images of notes on twitter than maybe. This could have all gone differently. But i do. I do feel like the conversation that came out of. This was as a result of what osaka sat original. I agree with you on that. And i don't want to blame naomi osaka here for her statement for the reasons. Some the reasons you just start but what struck me is that. This is the wealthiest most successful women's athlete on the planet. She has a retinue of people working with her And it blows my mind that that this happened at all. I mean yes. Athletes now have much more agency and personal ability to say what they wanna say on social media but it seems clear to me that nobody her agent or coaches for corporate sponsors. Nobody was involved in that first statement which read like it was fast off on instagram. and nobody. this probably shouldn't have been naomi osaka asakusa job the painted the potential for blowback and not just the fact of the blowback but how the blowback might affect her emotionally. And you know. We did hear from the french open. Say that they reach out to osaka and presumably. That means her people after that first statement and got no response to try to discuss this. Because you know it's so obvious here that even after even if you feel like the first statement was intemperate and too broad and too accusatory into general. There was room here to try to figure something out and weather. Osaka and her team tried to do that with the french open. Is you know it seems like they didn't and according to the french open they didn't but it seems like there was room for accommodation here. As you said josh if people had communicated before this blew up and now yes it is exploded into something that it wasn't supposed to or feels like that. It should be about whether athletes should talk to reporters. That seems to be the red herring that everyone is going to focus on as result of osaka saying that she does have these mental health issues and needs to step away to deal with them. I don't think that anybody would have begrudged her in the first place if she had said you know what i don't want to do this i need some time off. I need some time off from this. If the second statement have been the first statement. I don't think that would have been much controversy about this at all. Do you think that she said okay. I need some time off. Like i've been dealing with depression. This is really difficult for me. I think we've kind of come a long way in a short amount of time like on this sort of stuff right like obviously like somebody like ricky williams didn't get opportunity in this atmosphere a green tea. A jennifer capriati people notable athletes in our lifetime. Who have dealt with mental health issues and had to sort of work around that. Like naomi has gotten a lot more sympathy for that and i do think that people would have been much more willing to accept her grace under these circumstances. But i find it interesting. You said that stuff in her teen maybe they should have got to think about. Is that those people work for her right. And so she some control of her career and so it's just it is possible that they couldn't they couldn't stop her from making that first statement and then after the statement and then with those other grand slams came out with a sort of a very heavy handed statement in response then they had to bring it in really back in and i wonder i wonder if this is all speculation right but i do wonder if she handled it. That'll her own in the first place and then in between there was a lot of talking and navigating the environment after that. So i'm going to list a bunch of different stuff about mary asaka and then maybe we can talk about it afterwards. And this is an incomplete list of the things that are really notable on interesting and important about her. Joel you mentioned the two thousand eighteen. Us open her. First grand slam win came and the like kind of biggest crucible. Ever in modern tennis with serena williams getting into that conflict with the chair umpire and the crowd. Booing booing doesn't really do justice. But it was just the most kind of intense possible environment and the least celebratory environment possible for ones like maiden grand slam title you also have her being representing japan internationally but also being hetian and being this sort of Representative for all different sorts of people. And that's like a mantle that she's worn really proudly but it's also like a weight that she carries on the other hand the fact that she is Japanese in particular. I think has lettered these enormous and norseman deals and made her one of the highest paid athletes in the world..
"naomi osaka" Discussed on Slate's Hang Up and Listen
"Josh. Levin slates national editor. This hang up and listen for the week of may thirty first two thousand and twenty one first two thousand twenty one. The week of may thirty first two thousand twenty one on this week show. We're gonna talk about naomi. Osaka withdrawal from the french open and what that episode reveals about athletes mental health and athletes and the press also discussed the fate of atrocious fan behavior in nba arenas and rebecca shuman will join us to talk about simone. Biles latest feats of gymnastics excellence and whether international sport a crats are out to get her. I'm in washington. Dc and the author of queen host of slow-burn season. Four david duke. Also in dc back in our leading arms after two weeks away stephan fats us author of the books word. Freak and panic. Hello stephan page all. It's gonna be a double dose of sport. Acquatic behavior got the tennis and gymnastics. So i'm josh. That's joel by the way i hadn't been introduced yet. But that's fine. It's stephens getting back jonah. You just getting. you're just getting your ceiling hosting you know. Threw me off. Yeah that's what we're trying to do to the listeners to actual panel. But it's good to know that we've good misdirection. We're all friends here Joel anderson host of the upcoming slower and season six and the host of slow-burn season three anti is on the west coast and a slate staff writer. Just going to throw things in in a random order because a lot of things. Yeah you went with six three normally but again. It's all all in service of keeping people off their feet. So that's i'm with if i Listeners slow-burn season six. I am. I going to be confused. If i haven't listened to slow-burn season season three. It'll probably be really difficult. Because i think if you go to the slow burn feed. There's nothing from slow-burn six yet. But but you never know you have to give it a shot. I'm still trying to catch up on podcast right now. So you just never know. Maybe she should go to the feed. Anyway if you're listening to this and see what's there and listen to it just just to see season five now last wednesday naomi. Osaka said she wouldn't attend postmatch. News conferences at the french. Open writing on instagram. That i'm just not going to subject myself to people that doubt me on sunday. She won her opening match and kept her word. The french open find. Her and tennis officials threatened to kick her out of this and future events and then on monday asaka withdrew from the tournament. She said she had suffered long bouts of depression since winning her first major in two thousand eighteen and would now take some time away from the court. Joel there's a lot to discuss about. The events of the last few days from athlete mental health as josh said in the intro to news conferences at big sports events to the treatment of black and women athletes the way athletes express grievances on the way that sports authorities respond to them. But i want to start here with the observation. That is pretty banal. But i think encapsulates all of this. This whole episode just feels so profoundly sad and also so utterly avoidable. Yes i think you know first and foremost like everybody. I hope that now asakusa okay and on the road to getting better getting healthier and getting the help that she needs at this point. You'd have to say this seems to be much more about her health than media access. Post-match press conferences so clearly tennis can wait for another day. And i should stay right up front. I think people know this if they listen to the show regularly that. I'm not much of a tennis fan. i'm not. I rarely watch it. With the notable exceptions of serena naomi and like a lot of black americans who sort of culturally removed from the country club sports. I've developed a rooting interest in their success. In it's hard that the sound of little paternal. When i say this but she's young and i've always sort of worried about her because she's always seemed a little nervous a little gloomy in the spotlight right like it was a chore for her and so yeah it was just sort of hard to not want to wrap my arms around her after the two thousand eighteen. Us open when she beat serena williams and started to cry. Because i think everybody's sort of wanted to see serena win a major and she denied her soon. It was like a lot of young tennis players. Sooner was her idol of chief. Up a little. Guilty for denying serena in that moment so yeah. I felt like a really close to her. I wanted to. Oh man. I just want to hug little niamey right. I'll say it helps a little bit. That actually looks like one of my friend's daughters but that's neither here nor there. But i think what makes the most sense to me here is that we take naomi osaka at her word. So if answering postgame press conference questions fuels are herself doubt in mental health issues. This she should take whatever measures are appropriate. And i guess though. I don't understand how they morphed into a larger about the utility these press conferences. She said it was a problem. She didn't say that she'd been in conversation with the tennis players about this particular issue. It hasn't been a concern echoed by other major tennis figures at this moment. At least so i think because people don't like the press particularly the sports press particularly the european sports in his previous treatment of black female athletes. That's how this conversation has taken off so it's like is it okay to just say that this is naomi's issue leave it therefore moment so i'm i'm with you. On thinking that naomi osaka hs health and wellbeing is at the forefront and should be made here but the reason that the conversation went the places a dead was because in her original statement explaining that she wasn't doing press osaka did use the first person plural. She talked about athletes. Collectively were often sat here. And ask questions that we've been asked multiple times before or ask questions bring down into our minds. i'm just not going to subject myself to people. The doubt me she also talked about. Press conference is In terms of less about mental health unless about awkward stuff. And more in that initial statement about on-court situations in about how they affected her ability to win matches and so the kind of re response that came was from the press. Saying you're obligated to do this. Stop complaining stop whining. But i thought interestingly from her fellow players talking about not being critical of osaka hang it in less kind of harsh terms. This is an obligation. We do this win or lose. And there's this kind of cliche joel right about what it means to be a sport like you should shake your opponents hand after a match and it was kind of i think discussed in those terms like if you win you should talk about it and be a good sport and you know on a your opponent everything but also if you lose you have the grace to appear in front of the press and answer questions and whether it's being tough for whether it's being honorable or polite or whatever kind of values that these are these are the things that we should expect of whether there are athletes. Are you know things that were taught as we're kids. And so that's kind of how it started off. And in the second statement steph n where. She talked about being depressed since two thousand and eighteen and when she talked about things in a much more kind of person and intense personal way i think the conversation and then shifted and you know i thought there was a there was a really good tweet from a woman named hannah wilkes. He said fun fact about depression and anxiety for this never suffered the times when it's most urgently necessary to ask for help.
Naomi Osaka Reveals Mental Health Struggles
"Last wednesday naomi. Osaka said she wouldn't attend postmatch. News conferences at the french. Open writing on instagram. That i'm just not going to subject myself to people that doubt me on sunday. She won her opening match and kept her word. The french open find. Her and tennis officials threatened to kick her out of this and future events and then on monday asaka withdrew from the tournament. She said she had suffered long bouts of depression since winning her first major in two thousand eighteen and would now take some time away from the court. Joel there's a lot to discuss about. The events of the last few days from athlete mental health as josh said in the intro to news conferences at big sports events to the treatment of black and women athletes the way athletes express grievances on the way that sports authorities respond to them. But i want to start here with the observation. That is pretty banal. But i think encapsulates all of this. This whole episode just feels so profoundly sad and also so utterly avoidable. Yes i think you know first and foremost like everybody. I hope that now asakusa okay and on the road to getting better getting healthier and getting the help that she needs at this point. You'd have to say this seems to be much more about her health than media access. Post-match press conferences so clearly tennis can wait for another day.
Grand Slam Committee Takes Much Different Tone With Naomi Osaka Statement
"We saw this statement drop midway through the often enough further joint statement from the four grand slams on the naomi osaka affair they on behalf of the grand slams. We wish to often asaka support and assistance in any way possible as she takes time away from the court she is an exception and luckily we look forward to return assume she deems appropriate mental health is a very challenging issue which deserves upmost attention. It is both complex and personal as what affects one individual does not necessarily another. We commend namie for sharing in her own words. The pressures and anxiety. She's feeling and we empathize with the unique precious tennis players. My face while plays well being has always been a priority to the grand slams our intention together with the wpa. The atp and the f. is to advance mental health and wellbeing three further actions. Today's community we will continue to improve the player experience at all tournaments including relates media. Change she come through the lens of maintaining a fair playing field. Regardless of ranking status sport requires rules and regulations to ensure that no player has an unfair advantage over another we intend to work alongside the place the tools the media and the broader tennis communities you create meaningful improvements as grand slams. We aim to create the stage for the players to achieve highest accolades in our sport.
"naomi osaka" Discussed on Ross Patterson Revolution!
"That isn't too harsh and doesn't make her nervous right her time. She can show up when she wants. Maybe then we can do uncomfortable things. Only if everything is comfortable in exactly to my liking right we have someone in our life like that where we go. I'm an easy. I'm easy breezy. Except for everything has to be exactly how i wanted right slick and then i'll be fine if it's not nightmare. Other than that easy breezy easy breeze. Easy breeze i'll do as long as it's exactly what i wanna do. I wanna do it. And how i want so look look. Maybe i'm just pissed that i didn't grow up in a time that you can be like. I'm depressed oh good for you. Good for you right. Maybe i'm just mad about that. Maybe i'm mad that i had to fucking do uncomfortable. Things work fucking hard right. Have things happen to me be uncomfortable. Be depressed situationally. Have it be hard to get out of bed right. Sometimes it's gloomy out. Maybe i'm depressed. Or maybe i'm just at the beach and sons not. Don't feel like getting out of bed. Call the doctor by the way the reason why. We're doing only audio here again. Flight canceled bringing please final destination. Yeah i have the opposite of that. Like i want more people to ask me about shit so i know maybe should with the opposite of that happy. I guess maybe i'm happy. Flight was cancelled yet again. And my final destination continues just keeps continuing. So it's to the point where i believe out like the thirtieth beer at the bar. Just go fuck all you guys. And and i just walked out right Let's acts yet bags. Packed pats everything that i needed in this world from north carolina to move back to texas. Because we're finally supposed to move back to texas most supposed to just left it all on that flight. And i said fuck off wherever it goes it goes and i'll find it It'll be god's plan when i get it right Got a tax from over. Michael that are pipes in the irrigation. Pipe sierra gatien source that is located inside the garage for reasons undetermined. I don't know why do you know why that is fair. I mean i think maybe it would be unsightly outside of the garage thing. It's a lot. It's a big kind of pomp. You know don't care either way and tubes all coming out so you kind of want it to be a little bit hidden and then just the water source. Come out of there. I don't even know if we ever use the sprinklers. I dunno they've ever been on pipe bursts and And he goes. Hey i actually have a hunch that the people that were working in the garage plugged back in sprinkler system Grace so is it. Did they know. Is it a situation where i can like blame them. I don't know. I don't know but it exploded and he was like. Hey dude gallons of water just pouring out of your garage. I thought he was joking possessed. We moved oliver stuff too. Yeah there's no way. I can call usa back and say hey so there's another flow. Yeah i got. I got ruined. It appears as if all the water ran out of the garage. Yes setup drywall. Yeah to get new drywall. I was like oh already. We just painted greats. We just finished that so now. We're going to do that again. And that's what's going to happen. That's a fun thing abc depression. Yeah yeah depression now. All the my mom's like look. Are you sure you want to live in that house anymore. Now i don't think so it's becoming we're living money pit that movie with tom. Hanks we're everything is going wrong inside that house and i'm going to be honest with you. I don't think the fucking plumbing upstairs that grand either and something. If one more thing bad happens we fuck and sell it right. Can we agree on that. At least and just move on. I don't know i'm not making this decision. You right here. No i want you to commit to this. We sell it. Get the fuck out of there. Have you been to austin. What else are you gonna get you right now fucking price. Whatever we sell this thing we get that and then move on with her goddamn lives jesse this crazy now fucking crazy and the house. You're like that's it's an older house. It was like two thousand six. That's not old. it's an old house. How many years old is that fifteen. But when did this all happen so it is. It's not an older house. If and all shout out the people that we bought it from that sock. And i hate them. They did nothing so when you have a house in any guy listening any whatever woman shore knows that you have to kind of keep in your house you have to change water heaters. You have to check irrigation you have to regularly get things cleared and pumped and sewage and all of these things septic tank all of these things. These mother fuckers did dick update anything. They did a little stick on back. Splash is pretty much. The only upgrade that they made now look. It's a great neighborhood. It was exactly where we wanted to be. We will work out but we have to do exactly now. Look the first. Floor's done select but we do need to do more than they did right. We do need to have someone come in. Check all kinds of stuff. He beginning expected again this point. I've had everybody. Here's you don't know. I don't think is like because of the pipes and everything. I've had plumbers there. I've had everybody inside that house right. So yeah so i don't know all i'm saying is it's one more major thing goes wrong. We're getting the fuck out of their jesse. say yes. come to die in that house amount of things. I've changed in that home at this point like we've come too far we've come too far like we are in. We are on this sinking ship and you can either keep playing the violin or you can be a little bit and get on the fucking boat with the women and children all. Stay okay. I'm reynolds. We'll keep playing the by naomi osaka and just fucking quit that house. All right quick. That god damn house. I'm going down with that chat. I was like man. The insurance came through. It is all don and jesse like so yesterday was like storms in dallas. Or something. I dunno sure a little bit of sprinkle sprinkle. It's too much can't can't fly during a little sprinkle. I guess dance. Because he missed last week he was. You get stuck in dallas. Same thing it was the same thing. I i don't know what the fuck with that city full disclosure. I don't like dallas at all. I'm just not a dallas fan. We do a lot of gigs. There and i enjoy like craft and growler enjoy that that. I think it's great. I enjoy going to jerry world. That's awesome right. I've been out in the nightlife in dallas. It's fine it's the rest of the fucking city that the traffic there is awful and i don't know it's just weird man. The highways there fucking. It's gnarly every time i'm there there. There's no in. The airport is fucking worst in the nation. There's this weird trams that take you to like different sections but like you're going over like highways at some point you're like why the fuck traveling miles away and i'm like. Why am i travelling this for in dallas and then every flight is late i specifically tried to avoid it however that was when we fled. I could get back on memorial day and here we are here we are. We doing another audio.
"naomi osaka" Discussed on Ross Patterson Revolution!
"So is acting i do. I've real actors on this show. Franken those guys who didn't want to joaquin phoenix and when you print when you depress greats then you're not gonna win any fucking awards or just do something else. Go do fuck and plays in your backyard or go to dinner theater and topeka kansas. No one will interview then like that's part of the job so i simply posted last night on her thing you know. She said she suffered depression. And this other shit. Or whatever and i sit greats take some time off. Go go teach that at a play at the local level go teach go do something but presses never not going to be pressed for sports. That's not a thing. And i wish i said good luck. I wish you the best of luck if you do have mental problems to say the mental illnesses in a thing it is one hundred percent is but you just won't be able to play sports. That's it so you have enough money. You will now have endless time if you want to quit. Nobody knows when this girl's coming back. The sports shouldn't have to change for her. And that's been the argument here that i'm getting lit up four on my twitter luck. God's some white person doesn't know fuck in sports and doesn't tell athletes not white. It's not going to do the job dude the job but it's also opens up something more which i've been. It's been coming at me a lot in a lot of different ways of this mental health and she is at an age twenty three said now. She grew up with this idea of mental health. Being this very broad you can't really put your finger on it. You just feel uncomfortable anxiety having anxiety this word. That's thrown around having zaidi issues that is People of a certain age and of a certain generation just not wanting to feel uncomfortable. Just see you guys know being uncomfortable or doing things you don't want to makes you feel a little bit nervous a little bit anxious if you will butterflies in the stomach. You makes you drained at the end of the day. Whatever it is that. We've always known right and i think that people that actually have clinical depression. Ptsd bipolar like these real real mental health issues should be fucking pissed about the these people demi levato whatever using this. This idea of taking the stigma away. Know i want to take this by the way the stigmas gone. Everybody has it everybody's medicated. Everybody is on anxiety meds. Everyone's on antidepressants. the stigmas gone. Now we've crossed over into weaponising right now we've crossed over into. You are using this as a tool to either get out of something. Change something You know of getting notoriety demi levato ripe how magically right before her podcast comes out right so henry prince harry and oprah. I made the mistake of watching that show that they did on apple tv about mental illness to god. You wash that without. You didn't but i just wanted to be like looked what everyone's talking about. What is it really. What is he have. What is she have lake. And it just felt very. I don't know not really sure where you know what i mean. I'm not really sure how i feel about it. But it's every where this mental health mental illness. I get it take care of yourself but don't think for one second that you're going to be able to do whatever you want on and just be like mental mental health mental health mental health. You know gotta do what's best for me on the today show today. They're talking about her lauding her for doing what's best for her and i do too but don't think for one second that you're going to change the fucking game or things are going to mold to you. You're going to get participation trophies or mommy's not gonna let you feel uncomfortable in any way. That's what i do with my kids. You're going to be uncomfortable. You're going to be uncomfortable. Because i need you to know what that feels like. An i need you to know that. You're not gonna die right and i need you to know that it goes away. Y- being uncomfortable being nervous not wanting to do something passing feeling for most people most people. The percentage of people that are using mental health mental illness. The percentage of people that are using depression and anxiety. Misusing it. actually right is too much at this point. It's going to become just a base level. Everybody's on it. How many people do you know this on an antidepressant. Everyone i know how is that possible right. It's because we don't want things to be hard and if you don't want things to be hard you don't get you. Don't get the prizes but the other part of this is what you said earlier where there is people with real shifts and it's like mad yes and the these fucking people and it's like i don't know her story man whether or not you know. Her parents forced her to do this as a kid. Sure and now. The pressure's getting i can remember. This happens with jennifer capriati back in the day. Same thing young tennis players star champion and out of fucking mental break and she was just like dude. I can't fucking do this anymore. Absolutely and i don't want people to get to that point but by right like if you cannot do it i do laud you for taking care of yourself but i don't wanna fuck in here about it every day and i don't want you to come back being like you know i've changed the game. I've sued somebody. I don't have to do press like the right..
Naomi Osaka Withdraws From 2021 French Open, Citing Anxiety
"Osaka electing to withdraw from the twenty twenty one french open and rather than purse. Her words rather than again offer my spin immediately. I just wanna read all of you listeners. In case you aren't on tennis twitter in case you didn't have the chance to read statement announcing her decision. Here's how the statement goes. Hey everyone i. This isn't a situation. I ever imagined attended. When i posted a few days ago. I think now the best thing for the tournament the players and my wellbeing is that i withdraw so that everyone can get back to focus on the focusing on the tennis going on in pairs. I never wanted to be a distraction. And i accept that my timing was not ideal and my message could have been clearer. More importantly i would never trivialize mental health or used the term lightly. The truth is that. I've suffered long bouts of depression since the us open in two thousand eighteen. And i've had a really hard time coping with that. Anyone that knows me knows i'm introverted. And anyone that has seen me at the tournaments will notice that. I'm often wearing headphones. As that help stole my social anxiety though the tennis press has always been kind to me. And i want to apologize especially to all the cool journalists who i may have hurt only eo. Moussaka is a classy enough individual to apologize to people when she's speaking about something so personal that's me editorializing. But again you have to praise her and her class her grace. Everything about naomi osaka reflected in the statement. I am not a natural public speaker and get huge waves of anxiety. Before i speak to the world's media i get really nervous and find it stressful to always try to engage and give you the best answers i can so here in paris i was already feeling vulnerable an anxious so i thought it was better to exercise self care and skip the press conference.
Roland Garros Day 2: Osaka Withdraws and Tennis Reels
"Naomi osaka. We had a statement from her couple of hours ago. Now we recording this just after nine pm. uk time a statement right as follows everyone. This isn't a situation. I ever imagined or intended. When i posted a few days ago. I think now the best thing for the tournament the other players and my well being is that i withdraw so that everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in paris. I never wanted to be a distraction. And i accept that my timing was also ideal and my message could have been clearer. More importantly trivialize mental health. Use the term lightly. The truth is that. I have suffered long bouts of depression since the us open in two thousand eighteen. And i've had a really hard time coping with that. Anyone that knows me knows i'm introverted. And anyone that is see me. The tournaments will notice. That wearing often headphones is that helps. Dole's dole my social anxiety. The tennis price is always been kind to me. And i apologize. I want to apologize especially tool the cool journalists. Who i may have hurt. I am not a natural public speaker and get huge ways. Anxiety brought before speak to the world's media get really nervous and find it stressful to always tried to engage and give you the best as i can so here in paris i was already feeling vulnerable and anxious so i thought it was better to exercise self care and skip the press conferences. I announced it. Print wli. Because i do feel like the rules are quite outdated imports and i wanted to highlight that. I wrote privately to the tournament apologizing and saying that. I'd be more than happy to speak with them after the tournament as the slams are intense. I'm going to take some time away from the court now but when the time is right. I really want to work with the tour to discuss ways. We can make things better for the players press and found anyways. Hope you're doing well and staying safe love you guys. I'll see when i see.
4-time Slam champion Naomi Osaka pulls out of French Open
"Four time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the French Open. Her decision comes a day after she was fined for refusing to appear at a news conference following her first round victory. In a statement posted on Twitter today. Osaka cited mental health
Naomi Osaka: 'Best Thing' for French Open Would Be Her Withdrawal
"In a tweet Naomi Osaka says she's out of the French Open Naomi Osaka who decided not to talk to the media at the French Open says on Twitter that quote the best thing for the tournament is if she withdraws from the grand slam event Osaka is a four time grand slam champion and former number one ranked player she was fined fifteen thousand dollars after she skipped the post match news conference following her first round victory on Sunday Osaka also said on Twitter that she thinks the best thing for the tournament and other players and my well being is that I withdraw so that everybody can get back to focusing on the tennis she also wrote that she suffered long bouts of depression since winning the twenty eighteen U. S. open I'm surely after
Osaka Won't Talk To Press At French Open, Citing Mental Health Concerns
"Body of tennis, the Women's Tennis Association, said that they would welcome dialogue today with the one of the best players on the tour, the world's number two player. Naomi Osaka. She made a decision Tom to boycott the news conference at Roland Garros for the French Open, and she's saying the nature of the questions negatively effects. Her mental well being. And so she understands his fines like you get fined. They have rules. You have two players could be fined up to 20 grand for skipping a media conference and she's cool with it. She said. She's okay with any sanction. Um, you know, she's she's you know, she made $55 million over the last year. So he's doing okay? Yeah, she's doing okay. Um, and she's used her platform in the past, You know, to highlight issues that are important to her. She's talked about police violence. She's talked about racial and inequality. Um, And she basically says I'm not going to the her argument is is that the questions are often times the same questions that she's been asked many times in the past. And bottom line is the questions, make her uncomfortable and make her doubt herself. And she finished up her comments by saying, I'm not going to subject myself to people that doubt me. And there's been.
"naomi osaka" Discussed on Ellen on the Go
"The high it's it's Ellen DeGeneres welcome to my podcast. We're GONNA listen to some of the best moments from the show and it's GonNa be hosted by four executive producers that I love happy. Be Listening Hello. This is Andy last Noor in on today's episode of Ellen on the Go Reese Witherspoon reacts to Ellen's proof that Jen Aniston is her best friend. Naomi Osaka Calls Ellen for texting her celebrity crush eleven year old adorable journalist Jaden Jefferson Wows Ellen and more my God I love that Kid adorable father daughter duo nick and CNN sing. Senorita an ellen meets the employees at the center of Melissa. McCarthy's Hidden Camera Prank woke name's Andy last nerve. You've already given number time. My podcast and here are my co host. I'm Mary Conley Andy's best friend for seventeen years and sometimes it's only I'm Kevin L. Even the second lifeboats yes I. I'm Ed Glavin the person who fires people for Andy. Welcome to our podcast. Hi everyone let's start out with Jaden explained who Jaden is Ed so Jaden is a kid that our human interest department sees over the summer and they bring him to us in the preseason and he's an eleven year old kid and he has has you know how we get these young kids. They take an interest in stuff. You know like Brielle Banou. The what's that Chart Periodic Day of the periodic table macy Hensley is like a presidential expert this kid is he wants to be a journalist at eleven. This kid knows exactly who he wants to be in life what he wants to be and he's he's not waiting till he's grown up to do it. He starting to do it. He's a kid who was born with the disposition and voice of a news reporter right I mean it's unbelievable yeah and and he he he bagged an interview with Elizabeth Warren With Presidential Candidate Elizabeth Warren and that's how we came to see him because that that that sort of went a little viral yeah so we asked him for our show thinking it would be fun but we had no idea how much fun it was going. I love this kid. Yeah take a listen to him with Ellen. Nice to be nice to meet you reporter. You have to keep your you can't do that when you God listen. It's a big get having new here. Thank you so much glad to be. I'm so glad to be here. It's just it's an honor to be here. You're the gold standard Albertson it. Thank you thank you. You're so sweet all right so tell me how you decided. 'cause you love reporting right. You do it all the time. You don't take a break you report you bring with you in case a story breaks out. So when did you get interested in reporting on. It's just really love for writing. It's just a love for you know telling the stories of people in you know it's just so amazing and I just love doing all those things and it just can't really came together for me. It came together in what way like. What was the first thing that you decided to report award on on the first thing? I reported on a basketball event that was happening at our local school and That was the first thing I'd covered on. I didn't really think it was going to be a good story and trust me. It wasn't it was my first one. How will you then I was. I believe it was ten. Okay probably my first on video store right. Okay so then now now you've got you covered like the parades and what else I've covered. Parades nurse strikes even covered some has met situations wondering particular I covered and I still laugh about it to this day and at one story was that we were at our federal courthouse all the media was there and they found on a powdery substance and of media officer from Tito Fire Department came in briefs Dawson was figured out. Get this guy's sweet low. It was sweet love. That story definitely was one that I just continue to laugh about it to this day. Yeah sure how much sweet and low was it that they panicked everybody. They just found in a letter so it could be Amin. Equalised sees yeah. You never know then yeah okay well. Maybe somebody just needed sweet and low instead mail it to me and they forgot to put it in the package courthouse wall right exactly so and Elizabeth Warren somebody who interviewed how was that that was definitely an amazing experience. I mean she gave me long answers which I love because I had only the chance to ex- to question and I didn't want it to be a short interview. I wanted to be informative for voters so she gave me good answers that I'm not. GonNa say anything politically but she gave me long answers that I think we're good length so that point where the American people could have a fairly informed decision. It's just logging afterwards because I have tightwad down to make the story. Oh sure yeah so his such as as this kid just brakes he walks out sits down with Allen and burst into tears because he's so sweet tears the whole he called Ellen the gold standard and maturity this kid and the vocabulary and then realizing how neutral he has to be politically Keke is ready so ellen falls madly in love with this kid and instantly sends him off backstage to interview any in every every celebrity ellen confined only bad small ones here the only bad small ones Brad Pitt Naomi Osaka cools the player in that and love an adorable. Naomi Osaka should show people. Maybe we'll put the we should show people that Brad Pitt. We'll show tomorrow okay great on the TV TV show on the TV show great TV show it. I like that idea anywhere so so we we played you a little clip of what he did. If you want to see the whole interview it's just precious yeah. Go Watch it on the show. Check your DVR. Today's episode of Ellen on the go is brought to you by Downton Abbey the movie. 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