Naomi clarified she understood being fined if she really did not take part in interview. But as she placed it, “I hope the considerable amount that I get fined for this will go towards a mental health charity.”
On Sunday, the Grand Slam competitions released a joint news release mentioning that Naomi was fined for rejecting the necessary interview following her triumph versus Patricia Maria Tig.
“Naomi Osaka today chose not to honor her contractual media obligations,” the declaration reviewed partly. “The Roland-Garros referee has therefore issued her a $ 15,000 fine, in keeping with article III H. of the Code of Conduct.”
“Following the lack of engagement by Naomi Osaka, the Australian Open, Roland-Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open jointly wrote to her to check on her well-being and offer support, underline their commitment to all athletes’ well-being and suggest dialog on the issue, “the declaration proceeded. “She was also reminded of her obligations, the consequences of not meeting them and that rules should equally apply to all players.”
At this time around, the Grand Slam competitions have yet to openly discuss Naomi’s withdrawal.