Naomi defined she was conscious of being fined if she did not take part in press conferences. However as she put it, “I hope the appreciable quantity that I get fined for it will go in the direction of a psychological well being charity.”
On Sunday, the Grand Slam tournaments issued a joint press launch stating that Naomi was fined for refusing the necessary press convention following her victory towards Patricia Maria Tig.
“Naomi Osaka in the present day selected to not honour her contractual media obligations,” the assertion learn partially. “The Roland-Garros referee has subsequently issued her a $15,000 nice, in line with article III H. of the Code of Conduct.”
“Following the shortage of engagement by Naomi Osaka, the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open collectively wrote to her to verify on her well-being and supply help, underline their dedication to all athletes’ well-being and counsel dialog on the problem,” the assertion continued. “She was additionally reminded of her obligations, the results of not assembly them and that guidelines ought to equally apply to all gamers.”
Presently, the Grand Slam tournaments have but to publicly touch upon Naomi’s withdrawal.