French Open: Will Smith shows support for Naomi Osaka through social media.© Instagram
Will Smith turned to social media to extend his support to Naomi Osaka, who decided to step out of the recently launched French Open. The 23-year-old Japanese tennis star has been fined $ 15,000 and threatened with disqualification after refusing to hold a mandatory press conference after winning the first round. He said the reason for the decision to boycott any media activity was to take care of his mental health. Sharing on Instagram, Smith’s message said, “Hey Naomi, you’re right. They’re wrong! I’m with you.”
In the first round of Roland Garros, Osaka defeated Patricia Maria Tig and in the second round she will face Ana Bogdan.
Osaka is currently the woman earning the most female athletes, earning $ 37.4 million in roughly 2020.
In 2018 he won the Limelight team with the first-class slam he won at the US Open. Since then, he has won another US Open, and also won two Australian Open titles.
Osaka’s recent actions have received a lot of support and criticism from fans around the world. Recently, Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton applauded Osaka for coming out of the Grand Slam. He agreed with the tennis player, stating that finishing the youngster was not the right decision taken by French Open officials.
With Osaka’s departure, all eyes will be on Serena Williams, who is currently facing Danielle Collins in the third round. Serena beat Mihaela Buzarnescu 6-3, 5-7 and 6-1 in the second round.
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