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 this may 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 obligatory press convention following her victory in opposition to Patricia Maria Tig.
“Naomi Osaka immediately selected to not honour her contractual media obligations,” the assertion learn partially. “The Roland-Garros referee has due to this fact issued her a $15,000 high quality, consistent with article III H. of the Code of Conduct.”
“Following the dearth of engagement by Naomi Osaka, the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open collectively wrote to her to examine on her well-being and provide help, underline their dedication to all athletes’ well-being and counsel dialog on the difficulty,” 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.”
Right now, the Grand Slam tournaments have but to publicly touch upon Naomi’s withdrawal.