French Open chief hopes Naomi Osaka to return subsequent season


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File picture of Naomi Osaka.

French Tennis Federation president Gilles Moretton mentioned he’s anticipating Naomi Osaka to return to Roland Garros subsequent 12 months after Japanese world No. 2 participant withdrew from the clay-court Grand Slam match on Monday as a result of her psychological well being.

“We’re sorry and unhappy for Naomi Osaka. The result of Naomi withdrawing from Roland Garros is unlucky,” mentioned Moretton in a brief press convention.

“We want her the very best and the quickest attainable restoration. We look ahead to having Naomi in our match subsequent 12 months,” Moretton added.

The 23-year-old Naomi had defeated Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig on Sunday, however didn’t flip as much as face media. This prompted the organisers to advantageous her $15,000 and be warned that she confronted expulsion from Grand Slam tournaments if she continued to take action.

Moretton had earlier termed Naomi’s choice to not attend the presser a ‘phenomenal error’.

Nevertheless, he advised the media that the match stays dedicated to athletes’ well-being and enchancment in gamers’ expertise, together with with the media.

“As all of the Grand Slams, the WTA, the ATP, and the ITF, we stay very dedicated to all athletes’ well-being and to repeatedly enhancing each facet of gamers’ expertise in our match, together with with the media, like we’ve got all the time strived to do,” added Moreton.



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