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How the French Open Failed Naomi Osaka

Three years after her win in the US Open against Serena Williams, it seems Naomi Osaka has found herself making headlines again. And just like 2018, the stories aren’t so focused on her incredible talent. Last time, Serena Williams was arguably able to steal the spotlight and taint Naomi’s win. This time the battle isn’t with just one player, but instead with the French Open as a whole.

Naomi made a decision that was right for her. She chose to do what she needed to protect her mental health and her boundaries, and she was punished for doing so. First with fines, then headlines — ones that painted her as the villain for putting her mental well-being before anything else.

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