Naomi Osaka's Team Slams Reporter's "Really Appalling Behavior" During News Conference

A press reporter that took part in Naomi Osaka‘s newest press conference shows up to have actually enhanced the professional athlete’s choice to restrict communications with the media.

On Monday, Aug. 16, the tennis celebrity spoke to press in advance of her look at the Ohio WTA competition, prior to tipping away in rips after Cincinnati Enquirer press reporter Paul Daugherty asked a “fairly aggressively toned question about how she benefits from a high-media profile but doesn’t like talking to media,” according to tweets from The New York Times press reporter Ben Rothenberg. The sporting activities author kept in mind, “Osaka tried to engage, but after her answer began crying.”

Following the event, Osaka’s representative, Stuart Duguid, launched a declaration to E! News banging the press reporter that presented the concern. “The bully at The Cincinnati Enquirer is the epitome of why player / media relations are so fraught right now, “Duguid mentioned.” Everyone on that Zoom will agree that his tone was all wrong and his sole purpose was to intimidate. Really appalling behavior. “

Duguid included, “And this insinuation that Naomi owes her off-court success to the media is a myth — don’t be so self-indulgent.”