Noami Osaka withdraws from French Open, discusses experiences with depression

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Decision comes days after tennis star says she would not speak with reporters during event.

Last Thursday, three days prior to the start of the French Open, tennis star Naomi Osaka announced that she would be refusing to speak with the media during the tournament. The 23-year-old declared “I’m just not going to subject myself to people that doubt me” while taking issue with athletes being “asked questions that we’ve been asked multiple times before or asked questions that bring doubt into our minds” and describing the way competitors are treated after a loss as “kicking a person

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