Paris: Japan’s tennis star Naomi Osaka did not attend the press conference after promising to win the first round of the French Open 2021 on Sunday. After this, he was fined $ 15,000 and warned of severe punishment for doing so further.
The referee of the French Open tournament fined Naomi Osaka $ 15,000 and said that if she continues to abstain from media responsibilities, a more stringent punishment can be awarded. Osaka has already said that she will not talk to media persons during the French Open.
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Naomi Osaka, the highest-grossing female player in the world, wrote in her post on Twitter on Wednesday that she hopes, ‘The penalty I will be fined for this will be given to a mental health charity’.
Naomi Osaka, who was away from the Roland-Garros tournament last year, defeated 63rd-ranked Patricia Maria Tig 6-4, 7-6 in the rankings. Osaka will enter the court in the second round against 102-ranked Ana Bogden. Bogden defeated qualifier Elisabetta Cocciarato 6–1, 6–3.
Last year, the tournament was held in September with 1000 spectators due to Coronavirus epidemic. This time it is being played with a delay of just one week while more than 5000 viewers have been approved. In other matches, three-time Grand Slam champion and former number one Angelique Kerber was ruled out after losing in the first round of the French Open Tennis Grand Slam for the third time in a row.
Angelik Karber was defeated 6-2 6-4 by qualifier Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine, who is making her debut in the tournament. Danielle Collins, who reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open 2019, defeated Wang Shiu 6–2, 4–6, 6–4. In the men’s category, 12th seed Pablo Carreno Busta beat Norbert Gombos 6-3, 6-4, 6-3, while 27th seed Fabio Fognini beat French wild-card stripe Gregorier Barrere 6-4, 6-1. , Defeated 6-4.