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Fresh update on "naomi osaka" discussed on BBC Newsday
"Win over Hungary, Christiano Ronaldo did this Wow. Okay. Can you hear that? He dismissively slid two bottles of Coca Cola away from the table in front of him, saying he preferred agua water and to emphasize the point, he held up a bottle of water. That action over just a few seconds had a profound effect on Coca Cola and $4 billion were wiped off the value of the company's shares. The share price did recover a bit. But the P R damage, especially on social media, was clearly done. European football's governing body. UEFA has now told all players at the euros to remember they have contractual obligation towards tournament sponsors. But was there any way this PR disaster could have been avoided? To discuss We brought together two British marketing gurus. Nicola Kemp, editorial director at Creative brief, a marketing platform for brands and Chris Gilmour, co director of Tiger Bond, PR who works on brand reputation and communication. Chris first I would imagine, Actually, that they would have scenario plan for this in advance. I think when you placing products in this type of forum, you look at all the pitfalls that could well be out there. So David of scenario plan and thought that perhaps one of the players would do exactly as Rinaldo that What was probably the biggest nightmare was that the biggest star of always responsible for pushing the Coke picture, and many of the scenarios aren't actually that bizarre. You just have to be prepared in advance as much as possible. I can actually understand, you know, having watched a number of times I can understand why Ronaldo has done it. He is probably protecting the Christiano Ronaldo brand. Above all, He's an ambassador for for many healthy living brands. He credits his own longevity with eating and drinking well. He would probably see fizzy drinks as the antithesis of that. It's interesting, isn't it? Because that share price did recover quite quickly. In many ways, this is like the best piece of marketing for Christiano, Ronaldo and ever Because it suggests that he has an incredibly powerful impact on the brand. I think it is. It is a negative moment and I I slightly disagree in terms of scenario planning. I think they definitely would have had a framework communication framework of things that could have potentially gone wrong, But I don't think anyone would have expected that a player moving a few Coke bottles Would have become the sort of big marketing moment of euro 2020. I think it's not an ideal scenario for the brand at all, particularly at a time when healthy and unhealthy foods feeds high in fat, salt and sugar. A really sort of under government spotlights in terms of what they are and aren't allowed to do in marketing. I think there's always a bright side, right. I know Christiano Ronaldo, His body is a temple for many consumers myself included. Our bodies are temples and you know it did make me think well, actually are quite fancy Coca Cola, but actually, it's not. It's not a positive moment for the brand. It's not something that they would want in their communications plan. I think when I first saw the press conference is a few days ago. I saw the Coca Cola bottles and I thought it was quite odd, um, product placement from being honest with that, But you know, that's how people get the brand's front and center. You know, I think it would probably be more clumsy. Had it been an alcohol brands that was front and center, You know, with the different religious beliefs since philosophical beliefs of people, So I think Coca Cola is of all the beverages that could have been In front of them was not quite the safest choice that was water, but it was simply a choice that you could understand. It was Chris Gilmour, co founder of Tiger Bond PR, and we also heard from Nicola Camp. Editorial director at Creative Brief. Marketing platform for brands, Son. Um, I'm curious to hear your thoughts on this. How? How far do you think we can go in dictating with athletes what they do outside of their their physical performances. I know Naomi Osaka comes to mind. For example, the tennis player Who was fined for refusing to take part in press conferences on the sidelines of the French Open. Is it fair for the euros to really dictate that, for example, product bottles can't be moved. It's a tricky one. But I think that you know police players are making millions. I think, Ronaldo over 30 Million, um And recognizing that, um Firas is dependent on this sort of sponsorship does put players and contractual commitment that I think they have to respect and, uh, you know, that's only one hand. But on the other hand, perhaps your wife I need to be, um, getting sponsorship from brands that are more reflective of the football. Today. Players, habits, players, messaging and, you know, maybe this is a time for players and us had to be talking about what represents. Where from what represents football. Rafael Does this tell us anything about how fragile Coca Cola is? Brand image might be that it was that it was so effected by this by this moment that only lasted for a few seconds. I think Coca Cola is obviously a very resilient company. But I think it certainly tells us something about the shifting perceptions of sugary fizzy drinks. Uh and this is, I think a wider trend you're seeing in relation to public policy and public health because Essentially, we're having got a much better understanding now of of really quite how unhealthy it is and how dangerous it can be when society is just consume huge amounts of calories. Not very much nutrition. I mean colour tastes fine, but it's not really very good for you. Um and you're starting to see the longer term public health problems associated with with that in terms of obesity in a lot of countries, and then you get late onset diabetes and all sorts of things that happen and that's the danger. I think that this company These Coca Cola Pepsico. The companies that sell junk food will over time come to be seen a little bit more the way tobacco companies have come to be seen selling something that people like, but it isn't good for them, and tobacco companies used to sponsor sports. And then it became clear that that really was a contradiction in terms and they shouldn't And you might see that happening with some of these these unhealthy products. Okay, something maybe we'll have to discuss on Future episodes of the weekend. You are listening to the BBC World Service. Do stay with us. Yeah. Mm..
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
Fresh update on "naomi osaka" discussed on The Woody Show
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Three of the golden knights canadian series goes tonight that series tied up at one and tennis star naomi osaka. She is withdrawn from wimbledon. She withdrew from the french. Open earlier this year. She said she's taking care of her mental health spending time with friends and family. She does say though. She plans to play for japan in the olympics and that she's excited to play for her home country. You got to go to work at some point. You know what i mean. I mean she made sixty million or to you. Play another game in her. Life doesn't want to just twenty three if she doesn't want to play anymore sprint number two and sold proof. Why would you not why waste that. Life is hard. I if she's legit really struggling than why would you know. Yeah any financial problems right. And fox's cancelled the moody's excuse me which stars denis leary and elizabeth. I ready yeah. Final episode is going to air on sunday so that leaves. Nbc's good girls as the only network show. That doesn't know it's fate. A lot of people believe nbc's actually negotiating with net lakes to do another season of good girls since that show like better fest performing very well.
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 Politics and More Podcast
"Player. There at a play not to give interviews. So how did this decision lied to her. Withdrawing from one of the biggest events in her sport will i think it's pretty clear from her second statement and also probably from the tone of her first statement that she didn't expect that that's going to be such a big deal either It's actually not unheard of for tennis players. To opt out of press conferences although they are obligatory when you enter a tournament you sign a contract like you do doing anything else in that also includes certain responsibilities To engage with the press if there are any requests and for a player of Asaka statute there are always requests so that said players often opt out and just take a fine in fact after a loss in rome name is. I didn't do a press conference and nobody really noticed. Venus williams is sort of famous for skipping press conferences particularly after losses it was the decision to preemptively announce and also to sort of make a political statement to sort of use her platform to call attention to this issue of of how the dynamic between the process and the players work and there was a huge response. I mean a pretty bipolar response. I mean some people were very very sympathetic with her very much. Supportive of her you know taking the stance and saying that she's doing tremendous things for people mental health issues and you know exerting her agency in power and other people were you know saying. Come on you know. She's she is. The highest paid athlete in the world and she signed a contract and this is part of the job So yeah it was a very very divisive issue. And and yes she withdrew. I think at that point. It really was a kind of mental health crisis. I can only imagine that it was raced. Place a big issue here to. You've written that asakusa famous only partly. Because she's good at the game. She's young she's black and asian and she speaks openly about politics. Could you explain her significance. Both inside and outside tennis no one thing. That's interesting here. It's complex and pretty nuances. That one of the reasons. She's so famous as that. She is so good at using our platform using the attention that she gots to draw attention to some of these bigger issues Including police brutality last year. Before the us open. She wore the name of victim of police. Brutality on her mask before he trout she went onto win the tournament. So that was you know that a lot of attention that she was able to call during the Wildcat strike by the milwaukee bucks which sort of triggered this domino effective of teams sort of shutting. Down for a day last august. She also opted not to play. I mean certain players like venus williams has been very outspoken about race as well but asaka sort of took that a step further and that has been part of her meteoric rise. It's not just that. She is on her best day in especially on hardcourt tennis player in the world. It's also that she is such an eloquent voice and she is very very good with the press That includes me i profiled a couple of times and have always honored to be unfailingly polite and interesting and thoughtful end. She is very eager to say that she is shy to she and she is seen that way as well. She is the highest paid female athlete in history. I believe she is beholden to the people who run the league. She plays in as are many other rich and famous athletes. How has that relationship historically worked historically well. Women's tennis is a little bit different than other sports leagues. I would say. I'm gonna just break at that point because i'm going to come back to it historically in american team sports Owners have the power. That the ones who are negotiating the big tv contracts. They get this. You know the big salaries and in the nba for instance are in. The nfl is a franchise system where there's a draft in you are told where you wanna play there. Certain kind of limits on how much money you can make and what kind of demands you can make on where you wanna play and things like that and and recently. That's been shifting and that's largely because a few athletes lebron james. Is you know the first name that comes to mind have really kind of started to stand up and say wait a second. You know we are the we are the talent we are the people who are Response for the attention and we deserve some say and things like where we're gonna play and you know what under what conditions we're going to talk to the media and how we're going to use platforms and things like that. So there is a major shift in sports and it is a little bit of power struggle. At the moment my colleague isaac tonner recently wrote a piece about rich. Paul bron james agent and there's a anonymous quote unquote from an anonymous. Gm who it says. Basically players have all the power now. It's terrible for sports. Tennis is a little bit different because it's an sport of independent contractors and women's tennis in particular is a little bit different because there is this legacy of of we call player empowerment If you look back to the early days of the wto is billie. jean king and a group of women decided to opt out of the system as it was and create their own tour. And that has meant tremendously. Good things for women at women's tennis and i would argue women. In general women's tennis is the only major sport in which there is equal pay at the very top at the grand slam. That's not true across the board at re regular tour events but it is true a place like wimbledon or the french open and it makes it possible for someone like naomi. Osaka make more than fifty million dollars. A year in endorsements. That's just not true. Any other sport even women's soccer you know the. The women are tremendously popular with tennis. Has a tradition of players being a little bit more empowered. But even there you know Tournaments tournament directors exerts some control. And i think one of the we saw was some fear from the tournaments recognizing that they do make their money Based on the attention that these players get a naomi. Osaka is one of the most charismatic and interesting and compelling athletes around. And if she's saying. I'm not going to meet with the press. Is the press going to be sending reporters. Are they going to be covering the tournament. You know. I think that they sense that you know. Tennis is at a somewhat marginal sport and they want to shine the light on her as brightly as possible. And if she's saying look. I'm not that you know that's a. That's a problem for the tournament. You recently wrote about athletes unlimited which is a new network of women's leagues. That sees putting players. I as the key to a sports mainstream success. Maybe tell us a little bit more about that. Sure others unlimited was born out of. I kind of kind of confluence of circumstances but i'm these two people including John mccall who had been a President of a major league soccer team who realized that disconnect between the fact that certain female professional athletes people like meghan re pino have tremendous name brand appeal. Let's say a huge following and huge attention and yet nobody really knows that the fact that she plays for the rain in seattle. I mean even people who would probably call themselves. Great megan repeal fans probably don't know about her domestic pro league and that just made no sense to him and jonathan soros is the son of george soros has also been thinking a long time about how to sort of re reconfigure the sort of traditional management labor divide and so they started talking and they came up with this new idea for a new league sort of capitalizes on the attention to individual athletes which is particularly true probably of a female athletes. But the fact is someone like lebron. James has has his own fans. There lakers fans. They're also lebron. James fans who are willing to follow him around enough even more true of women's sports. Someone like might not even a fan of tennis. But they may be a fan of naomi osaka and so it's trying it's building around that model. It's a really intriguing idea and once. I started investigating this league. You know so many interesting. And i think very urgent questions about how evalu- women's sports and how we value entertainment and how we values social issues started rising and i saw all these kind of roads.
"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 Impeachment: A Daily Podcast
"Be a quitter. It's a line. That's been drilled into all of us since childhood right. If you wanna get good at something you have to keep at it on. Negative connotations with the idea of quitting are so strong. That can be hard to sort out when quitting. Something might actually be better for us than staying in the enter. Naomi osaka when she quit the french open last week. Citing mental health concerns. It's bird conversations about why we push ourselves to keep going despite pain. We might be feeling. My next guest goes one step further to say that at least when it comes to naomi osaka quitting wasn't just about protecting her. Mental health was about sending a message to the establishment with me. Now is lindsey krause a writer and producer for the new york times opinion section among her projects is the emmy nominated series equal play which is helping to bring widespread reform valuing women's sports. Her latest piece for the section is called naomi osaka and the power of nope lindsay. Welcome to wnyc. Hi thanks for having me just to begin on the news. Just yesterday. Naomi osaka out of a second tournament. One coming up in berlin. What reasons did she give for that. Compared to the french open i. They're the same at this point. She is basically making a statement that she's not able to participate until she can do things on her terms But she's not giving a lot of details right now. She has the power and she using it. So right now we've got Wimbledon which is coming up in flux. I mean she's scheduled to be there and of course tokyo olympics. But i don't. I don't think anyone really knows what she's going to do. Your notion that by quitting she was sending a message to the establishment. What's the message. Who's the establishment the establishment in this case is anyone who basically this is a total seismic inversion of power dynamics here in the past you've got athletes who are almost like bottom feeders and this vast ecosystem where owners and brands and Frankly the media control the power and that's totally inverting now in addition to being one of the most talented of players of all time the highest paid female athlete of all time She is a celebrity in her own right and with the platforms celebrities. Have at this point she can. She can tell her own story. She doesn't need others the same way that i used to be able to to have the platforms that that they needed. What about accountability. In the sort of traditional you know journalists and source sense if any athlete is sort of a public figure out there and then You know performing and then typically answering questions from the press that covers that sport about how they did about what they might do in a coming match or tournament or game. I know one of the things that bothered namur. Sokha was the fact that you kept getting asked about how she's weaker on..
"naomi osaka" Discussed on Front Burner
"Take me through. How story unravelled over the last week. I guess starting with the announcement that she wasn't going to participate in news conferences during their french. Open the opening salvo of this saga began. When naomi osaka sent both to the f. f. t. which is the french governing body which puts onto french open role angara as we know it and simultaneously released to social media and announcement saying she'd been having some struggles she wasn't feeling like she was up for the real scrutiny. That comes with having to deal with the post match. Press conference which i want to just make sure that people understand the post match press conferences. Something very specific. It's not necessarily saying. I'm not going to be available for tv. You're not going to go up to the desk. I'm not going to talk to you. Know an interviewer on court after a winner a loss basically she said i'm not going to be participating in this out of a preponderance of concern for my mental health and i'm happy to pay the fine paying. A fine has been the de facto sort of punishment or structural Caution put in place for years and many players choose to avail themselves of that option and have for years. The williams sisters themselves were famously. Dodge press a lot would venus williams More than most other places. I can think of partially because of the racists and misogynists stuff that she was getting on the regular but also you know she felt like she would rather pay the money novak djokovic out after the us open defaulted last summer and chose not to attend a press conference in gladly. Took the fine and so the idea that this is something never done before is is not on its face true. What is different about. This is that she let them know so. She made this announcement one out won her first match. This is how much of the surprise of a lot of people because clay isn't really one of her favorite surfaces and was met with a very very stern message of response from from the french tennis federation in the tournament itself saying not only. Are you going to have to pay a fine but we are taking. This isn't a front and we are going to escalate the punishments too but not not necessarily excluding Defaulting you from the tournament. They decided to immediately come down with the harshest possible response and kind of like i said changed the rules on her. That hadn't been a possibility In years past skipping press was again just a bill to pay whether you liked it or not and by saying that this could lead to a possible default. They got one out of her. Just not in the ways that they intended and she withdrew from the tournament and then they were very quick to sort of released other statements saying like. Hey you know. We're we support her mental health. You know we're willing to work with her But i think had they started without response instead of the sternest possible reaction. We could have avoided all of this. Did they explain why they did that. Yeah i mean. I think part of it was in the notes. And in the statement that was read by jill Mahto the French tennis federation president which notably. He did not take questions from the press after made the announcement. Which was you know we sell. These rights the rights to this tournament to media to stakeholders to broadcast rights holders and part of that package part of what they pay for is access to athletes. Furthermore the health of the sport and this is true. It's undeniable that the health of the sport really is dependent upon these athletes being ambassadors for the game being in conversations both within but also on the outside of the sport and helping to pull more people in you know at this point naomi osaka between her endorsements and her nose sort of social media following has a much bigger platform. Certainly than the french open. I would argue maybe even the tennis world combined and so they are right to recognize these athletes. Even when they get so big they transcend the sport can and should be assets for the sport to stay healthy for to attract new fans to you know in a more sort of transactional level be part of the value. That is given to a broadcast partner. Like you know eurosport or tennis channel or espn or whatever. It is when they pay to broadcast the matches. The w. t. the the and the if we remain very committed to all athletes wellbeing and to continually improving every aspect of players experience in all tournament including with the media. Like we always have to do. Frankly i'm disappointed that the tennis world didn't do better. They treated this in the worst possible way and essentially doubled down when they didn't have to somebody who in my experience and and frankly more importantly their experience is a good faith. Thoughtful gracious champion and human person. Who's has given us no indication that she's out to alice but anything other than just trying to perform as best she could on the court which is ultimately the product. That is most important in all of this i. I know that. Naomi released a statement on monday when she pulled out of that. The french open. What did she have to say about all. This is interesting because she clarified further that that she has said she struggled with mental bouts of depression between now. And you know since the two thousand eighteen. Us open that you spoke about and it was really hard for her to have to sort of feel vulnerable and picked apart by a press corps again different than the broadcast media different than radio or television necessarily but specifically the print and digital journalists. Who are in that press corps. Who at times do go for blood. and and i read that as a bit of a reaction to the fact that a lot of people were dubious about how seriously to take this mental health. Stand you know the most cynical response. I saw to her initial statement. Which is why. I think she felt the need to clarify with second. Statement is a lot of people certainly athletes and people within the the press for sure their first reaction was sort of to question will. Is this really mental health. Or does she just not wanna talk to us. Is this her her. Dodging or seeing part of her job is being disposable And the truth is she. She's doesn't have a very good record on this surface at this tournament. And so is this just another way of creating an advantage for herself by not having to do this When no other players would be so advantage that was certainly the response. I got privately from a lot of the athletes. I spoke to over the weekend It costs you almost nothing to respond with empathy and understanding I and i think the fact that very few people could muster that really speaks to where the gulf between we're tennis is and where.
"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 Channel 33
"Okay returning to naomi osaka. The french open and press conference is generally. You're right it is insane to think that if you just cancelled all these people wouldn't watch it so the question is how did we get to the spot. Where athletes are compelled to show up after tennis matches after big. Nba games. Well sportswriting has this. Weird cutout right. That exists as far as i can tell just about every part of life like we pay the salaries of united states senators but they're not required to stop and talk to manu raju in the hallways of the us capital when he asked him a question They can just keep walking. Yeah they're not going to get fined by the senate parliamentarian if they don't take a question That doesn't have an entertainment. You know somebody was talking about whether junkets and things and you know actors do that. Yeah but the actors not going to be you know maybe the actor signs up when they do a movie they're going to do a hit on colbert and they're going to do this or that. I guess there's some kind of big parallel there but there's not nearly the access to the big stars that sports is no. I mean when we when we see once every couple of years. There'll be some celebrity. Who sort of says out loud that this is the part of the job. They hate when they're on a show or doing an interview or something. It becomes a little new cycle in and of itself but different it is definitely a different level of access Especially for those in the. I mean if we if you wanna take the sort of disingenuous this is why you make the big bucks argument especially for the celebrities in the highest tax brackets. I they can. They negotiate their press availability as part of the contract and so they know what they actually literally know what they're signing up for. Yeah that's so funny. Because i saw people on twitter when this whole story came out that said what's the reason for compelling athletes to do this like like forget all the fact that it's actually kind of in their collective bargaining agreements or. It's in the rules of the tennis tournaments when they go to the genucel. You're gonna do something. Why do we do this. Like generally speaking. Why do we compel this. One person in society to talk to us more than we compelled joe biden to talk to us And i go. I don't really know the answer. That i don't like i don't i don't know why lebron has a special rule for him. That in that rule is made for no one else in american life or life anywhere. It's just it's very very odd journalistically. It's happy because there's a level of. I don't know if accountabilities exactly the right word but there's certainly a level of availability to these big news making celebrities that exist whales but like. Why does that happen wyatt. Some moral level. Do we require that out of famous people famous athletes. I don't know do you have. Do you have an answer for that. I feel like there's a really obvious. Answer that in probably missing but to me the most The easiest answer just seems to be that proven to be successful in terms of pr like when when you know when when the times were simpler and journalists were tasked with tag along with athletes and writing about them. That was how people that was how the sports grew and awareness of the sports screw and and as athletes as athletes gained more. You know an increasing amount of volition. You know within the sports. I think that it probably became started to become mandatory specifically because athletes with a steering towards a world in which an athlete had the ability to say no rate had had the power to say no and so becomes codified as a sort of print preemptory measure. I mean that's what i would guess But who is probably a lot of other factors to yeah of course that time and that availability has shrunk catan over the decades Athletes are less available now than they were. But they're still way more available than just about anybody else and listen when when athletes do have power when they negotiate their collective bargaining agreements. Agree you know th they signed many contracts along the way there is. There is volition so in the athletes hands but this sort of media availability given that. It's sort of a norm. It's it's a lot more palatable in the abstract right i mean it's like nobody's when you're signing the contract. It's a lot easier to say yes to date to game night media availability when there's a dollar figure next to it or when it's a term of when it's part of the negotiation than it is on a day-to-day basis and i think that's normal. Human thing to actually have psychological or human reaction to having to do this in real time is different than the way you feel sort of in omen it. If someone said we want the press box to go do a round of interviews we'd say okay that doesn't mean it'd be hyped to do everyone you know. Probably they're probably be try to bail out of half of them as they went. You know. it's just a normal reaction. Yeah and the thing is you have to show up. But you don't have to be great you don't have to. You don't have to give up anything if you don't want to You an athlete is not required. Lebron didn't have to come out after losing the sons the other night and go before the press go. I had the weirdest dream last night. Can i tell you about it in some detail. Because i think it's symbolic to how my team play tonight. The he's not going to say that if he can if he wants to but isn't half to so it's just actually standing there for x. Number of minutes or x. Number of questions. Sometimes you're going to be really forthcoming. Sometimes you're never going to be forthcoming. Some athletes are never forthcoming. But what they're requiring his disdain their journalistically. it's fantastic. that seems obvious. But how many times have you heard people that don't have to go into locker rooms and talk to people bag on that and by the way including yours truly look in that question they asked. This is so you know this. This is so weird. This seem so stilted people like you. And i have any idea of the amount of information that people get out of those interviews after every game when they're the beat writer whose job is to bring information about those athletes thus no. I saw a lot about that during the asaka. I mean during the the the beginning of this new cycle rate people were just like. I don't like what non-sports journalists like. Why would you ever be put in the position of having to respond to somebody. And yeah. I mean it's just. It is something that the sports world is more accustomed to it. And it's and it's it is weird But i don't think anyone's no one's advocating that. Athletes should never have to speak to the media. Or you know. I've never be put in a position of of You know opening up but it's the just feels like such an outlier of case that to be treated that for it to be treated like it. It threatens an institution is just so disingenuous. Or i mean and it really and it misses the point so severely that that it's like.
"naomi osaka" Discussed on Channel 33
"Alumini consumers. Bryan curtis in. David shoemaker. here. Along with erica. Savant s we. David need to start with the naomi osaka story which is kind of been the biggest story in sports and the biggest story in media. And maybe the biggest story of stories over the last forty eight hours Let set it up if you have not followed along with this naomi. Osaka is one of the best tennis player in the world. Twenty three years old. She made fifty five million dollars last year. The highest earning female athlete in the world. She goes to the french open last week and she announces before the tennis begins. I'm not going to be doing any interviews any press during the tournament. Which at the french open effectively means after i play a match. I'm not going to hold a press conference answer questions about the match. I just played. Bat caused a lot of controversy. The french open officials as soon as she skipped. One of those press conferences started making threats which we can talk about it just a minute. Naomi osaka wound up leaving the tournament. Pulling out she is not playing at all and walks away. Where where do we start with the story. David i always start by saying you wrote a fantastic piece about the the subject on the wringer dot com very nicely. Referencing the beason. everyone listening. go. Check it out. I think the you hit on in your piece both directly and indirectly. This which is sort of it feels like the the the the the questions and the answers here are relatively straightforward. And that you and that you have to kind of work to to really find the areas of great controversy or irritation or anything else now. Now the fact that they shouldn't come as any great surprise and let let me. Just take a step sidestep to say what you write about in your piece which is should as a general rule should athletes be under some level of obligation to speak to the media. Post game whenever qualified. Yes i think. Most people would agree on that end. Should have been forced to do media at the french. Open this year No i mean. I think it's given her rationale but just sort of in general Is this really a conversation. We need to be having no now when when well as we've discussed as we've been over a billion times on this show when commonsense rubs up against an institution of any age or significant size It doesn't always it. Those things don't always go really well together tradition commonsense and a tennis tournament. Yes yeah tournament. The level of tradition. That's built into these things in the worst possible way you know makes it difficult to have sort of level headed conversations. But you said it was created controversy. And i don't know if it's worth investigating the santa factor. Whatever other like socio sociological situation. This might be but like if if they had just said okay when she said. I don't wanna do media. We wouldn't be having this conversation right. I mean it would not have merited a segment on i take. I wouldn't have made married a segment on get up. Probably even though they have so much more time to felt like i feel like it would have been like if anyone even noticed it would have been you know. Just a passing comment about it right. What if they it even just kept a piece of paper on the desk of whoever runs a french open as she skipped One press conference at fifteen thousand dollar fine Second press conference fifteen thousand. Arthur third press conference until she's eliminated from the tournament or wins a tournament nanna the end of the day. We just hand her a bill or subtract that from her winnings or whatever we do this is a woman who fifty five million dollars last year. She admitted her first sweetness that she was going to be. She knew she was going to be fine And that's it and that was just well. You've decided okay. That's it you're right. It wouldn't have been a big deal but here the two things that made it a really big deal and i think we should deal with the osaka part of the story. First before we get into kind of larger issue of should be compelled to speak in her very first tweet about the subject. Last wednesday she reference idea that these post-match press conferences are not just strange and a little stilted. There is actually possibly a mental health aspect to them She didn't directly connect that to herself. But i think if you read that you could probably read that. And say hey. Something is going on here. When she left the tournament she specifically join those things. She says she gets quote huge waves of anxiety when she's talking to reporters after matches. She also revealed that she has coped with depression since two thousand eighteen. Okay the french open officials when you hear the words mental health. Isn't that the point. Whatever your media policy is you just go. You know what we're going to give you some space we're gonna we're gonna back off we're going to give you some space. Whatever our interest is here. Whatever we're dealing with we can do deal with that. At some point down the road we can have a conversation. We can figure it out but surely that is the first priority when you hear those two words from an athlete that you are featuring in your tennis tournament. Yes for for one thing. I think that what you could have just said there is an athlete. Who is your partner in this tournament. But i i'm sure that's not the way that the french open officials see it and you're right. That's absolutely the way that you one should respond right. I mean even if you were gonna take the most or conan stance. And i'm not even i'm sorry has a negative connotation but like even if yeah it was fifteen thousand dollars or more like like ooh will. It's a percentage of the purse that we're taking whatever you can handle it behind the scenes and i guarantee it's not going to your worries at your concerns about president. Go out the window. Because i guarantee all the other players on the in the tournament are going to be aware you know behind the scenes of how much money she was fine right. I mean it's this isn't it's not gonna no one's gonna be mistaken that she got some special treatment now if you don't have to turn it into a pr issue which is at the core of this whole thing. This sort of the you know the the pr aspect in the way that it affects mental health. And i think that that. I mean you don't have to be do any mental gymnastics to imagine that if this were a death in the family or a date we can push it for me. I don't need to get to you. Know to to controversy to to confrontational at this for death in the family and it had been a you know an established white male star who just lost his father or something. I don't think you have to mental. Gymnastics aren't too difficult to see that. Like you know the officials would have taken would have taken pity on the athlete in a different way. Right there are some. There are certainly exceptions to every rule that you have as a human being and if you if there are any exceptions lord this should have been one. I mean it's just it's just so obvious. Yeah and the french open. Officials didn't back off. They didn't give space what they did. David was they threatened to kick. Mayo mayo sokha out of the tournament. They also dangled this idea that she would be suspended from future grand slam tournaments if she did not give the press conferences after the matches. As you're saying this by the way. I just just chiming in to say as i was only superficially following the story at the beginning. This was the most shocking fact to get to. And when i got into the weeds on it and not really in the weeds is part of the whole narrative but like like i could imagine this blowing up from a just from the press releases. We'd seen but the idea that they were threatening this sort of punishment over such a thing that is. It is frankly shocking. Even if it's just a discussion. I i completely agree. And when i went back over the clips. The story is. I started to try to write this column yesterday. I was amazed that that wasn't.
"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!
"He's the only one that's eating by the way and he was the happiest one true and and and by the way i told us on the show before but in real life i get to have dinner with a one night. He's awesome like he's like the fucking fun. And i love it is hilarious. And he's fun and Completely self aware and it's great that he was the best looking one and it went to that right as far as he was and in his the pictures. They were showing for his audition and stuff like us looking of all of that for sure. And he's just like i had my fucking time dude. The chicks i was the hottest can do. I worked out every day. And now i'm fat. I'm rich i'm happy. I'm eating fuck yale. Love every second of that. Yeah so it. Good i if you you know a friends fan or just a moderate fan of this. Show i to me. It was fine man. I i enjoyed it. So i don't know what the fucking blow up is and again it's not your show For the people out there and these articles about why didn't cast black people or whatever wasn't the show and that's not that's not your creation so no look fucking answer to me. You don't have to answer for that you don't have to answer about all that and people didn't wanna get bogged down in some. If you're looking for the most like non-political just fun thing out there. That's probably this thing very true There was no race go. Yeah they didn't even go into Or address matt leblanc's or sorry matthew perry's issues at all. That's how fun they wanted to make it. And so yeah. And i again enjoyed it for that reason. So the latest bit of breaking news here to end the show. Coachella will be back in. Twenty twenty to buckle up jacob's. Because i'm going i've missed my window age wise so i went on it. Got you know it got cancelled. I probably was a little bit still in the window when they didn't have it that year or two years in a row. So my window is shot. And i'll leave it to the to the kendal jenner's for an hour the flower crown and have fun. Be there just matt leblanc dude. Yeah we'll Find out find out. Blanket up leblanc it. I enjoyed this fun. It is real for. Jessie wiseman aka the jails. I'm ron patterson is the revolution itunes rate the show of five star lever review. That's all they care about in this world. Good night everyone..
"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.
Japan's Naomi Osaka 'Not Sure' Olympics Should Happen as Doubts Grow
"Haven't talked jane at all about the olympics. And i'm like totally like jumped like rearing to go about the olympics Obviously you know they were pushed back a year because we're at a pandemic and that costs something in the neighborhood of nineteen billion dollars or something insane like that And they are come hell or high water going ahead with the olympics in tokyo this summer despite the fact that something like eighty percent of the country does not want the olympics to happen and and this is the number that kills me because japan handled the initial cova outbreak so well only two percent of their population has been vaccinated and now all these people from all over. The world are descending on their city. i'd be. I'd be absolutely furious if i were japanese. And so we had naomi. Osaka come out is the first athlete. I think really to say that. She feels very conflicted about this.
Naomi Osaka beats Jennifer Brady to claim her 4th Grand Slam title
"And tennis star naomi osaka winning her fourth grand slam title. She defeated twenty five year. Old american jennifer brady in two straight sats. The australian open osaka is on a twenty one match winning streak including her championship. At last year's us open
Naomi Osaka routs American Jennifer Brady to win Australian Open, fourth Grand Slam title
"Naomi Osaka made quick work of American Jennifer Brady to claim her fourth career Grand Slam title. It's her second and Melbourne 6463. The 23 year old joins Monica Salis and Roger Federer as the only players to win their first four Grand Slam finals. Sock is now 12 and no. One she reaches the quarter finals of a major. The wind will move the former number one player in the world back up to number two in the world rankings. Brady settles for runner up But the 25 Year old is the first former college player to reach a Grand Slam finals since
Naomi Osaka beats Jennifer Brady to claim her 4th Grand Slam title
"Open. Naomi osaka has won her fourth grand slam tennis title. She beat jennifer brady. Six four six three in the women's final today. Osaka is now the first woman to win the first of four grand slam finals of her career since monica seles in one thousand nine hundred one. This
Naomi Osaka Beats Jennifer Brady to Win Australian Open
"And in the Australian Open, Naomi Osaka winds and straight says defeating Jennifer Brady. It's her fourth
Naomi Osaka shines to claim second Australian Open crown
"Fourth Grand Slam title. Adjust the age of 23. She's also the second woman to start her career for, you know, in Grand Slam finals, joining Monica's Ellis about 30 years ago, full day of local college basketball tips off at the top of the hour, highlighted by the ninth ranked Maryland
"naomi osaka" Discussed on Ellen on the Go
"N. Dot Com now I don't I like I like tennis. I watched the majors. I watched Wimbledon. I watched the French Open Australian Open the US Open Right. That is the extent Wimbledon that is the extent of my tennis Knowledge College. I watched that sounds like you're a huge tennis fan. Does I've never watching able to name all of pass but not like you like if you guys like Wimbledon for two weeks before it's on a real channel you gotta go find the deepen your. I don't do that when when Wimbledon gets to channel that's near the top of my dial. I watched right but but I have become so smitten with Naomi Osaka but just think she's adorable. Naomi Osaka had the unfortunate position last year of being the person in the US US Open tennis finals for women to play Serena Williams who was about to win the if she won that match she would win the title of most wind. US Open sows eighteen welcomed by by US woman by any woman tennis player she would take the title and Naomi Osaka. Who was I think at the time twenty years old beat Serena Williams and the booking everybody wanted was Serena Williams and ellen texted texted US moments after that match ended and said I want Naomi us all right and Naomi Osaka new in winning she had crushed not only Serena Williams's it's hard but the heart of everyone in the stands and everyone watching and she understood sort of what a big deal that was and she was lovely and so cut to this year in the semi finals of this year Naomi place this young fee nom cocoa and beater and then insists that cocoa be part of the post game interview and heap so much love and praise on cocoa and Cocos family that once again Naomi Osaka is just the most gracious the most ludlow on the tweet goes so far beyond tennis like it in these times right now when you're really looking for good examples for your kids. This moment was something that I absolutely showed my kids right away and I know so many people were moved by Chrissy. Everett who has been who played hey the game for years and has been a commentator for years talked about this in such a moving away saying this was unlike anything she's ever seen in the sport women's tennis tennis or in sport before netted really like a game changer in how whenever you any kind of like game or anything with Kevin I usually lose yeah and what he does is. He taunts sure that makes fun of feel bad. He what you need. Is Naomi Osaka to show people like Kevin that you take care of explain what we did last year with Naomi Osaka with Michael Jordan. Yes so she's a little she was quiet. Last time share a little nervous system even meeting. Ellen like you might be and admitted that she liked Michael Jordan right so ellen texted him instantly because their friends because their friends and embarrassed her so much that she she was like when your mom tells like the boy you have a crush on that's right on national on national television and Allen of course sex Michael Jordan from the stage but then Naomi gets a text he did he tweet her he tweeted or he somehow invited her out and she even respond now. She goes to them yeah so we couldn't let her off the hook that easy so we have our back a year later and now of course porsches boyfriend which we paid no attention to that part of the story is not important and then ellen had a giant banner of her in Michael be printed for that stage. Larry she pretty much has a lifetime invitation to the Ellen show now. Take a listen to the two of them chatting onset research well. You know I'm a fan. I love you and you were here last year and look at what's happened. I mean your life and you. You were so shy then. I think you're still shy but you've probably grown a whole lot this year right. I would hope so I can talk to you more now even when I watch you interviewed when because I watched all of the US Open I just I just love it and I've watched that match when you beat cocoa and it was is really tough because people you know she's brand new and she did so well at Wimbledon and everybody's like cocoa cocoa and then she plays you and you know it was just amazing how you handle handle that it was so beautiful and I texted right away few. Did you look look at her like the understanding. Is that why you did that like what that would have felt like for you. Yeah I mean for me. I think it was a combination of everything and I know that a lot of people came in watch that much for her and I'm normally people don't watch the press conferences after so I wanted her to get the chance to address everybody yeah yeah. That was really sweet of you. I was washing when you who did you play after that. Who beat you. What was her name. What was her name. Yeah her name's bench. That's right. That's right okay so will you when you were walking out being interviewed before you walked out they said what what are you going to do to change up your game and you said I. I don't really think about that. Actually I'm lying like it was so funny because you're just caught in yourself and your so honest the way you speak. Is that something that that you. It feel like you're better it just kind of expressing exactly how you feel instead of just kind of being quiet. I mean you just said No. I mean I just I like just being straightforward and honest so yeah that usually get you know auditable like with view. Why is that because you know last time I was here. You just did me dirty. All I did was try to fulfill a fantasy of yours. Yes you said that Michael Jordan was your crush so I reached out to him and then he texted and I I think I put out there what he said and I mean he loves you and it was just unfortunate because he he didn't get back to me in time to while you were still here but but he really was a huge fan why why is that dirty man you sit. It's so nicely I can't even say what. Would you say if I said he's here now. They're getting excited for no reason yeah okay I would. I would be calm because I'm compass all right. She's right. He's adhere.
"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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