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Osaka, the 2nd largest women’s tennis player in the world, declares abstention from the French Open

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(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Dong-chan = Naomi Osaka (Japan), the second place in the women’s tennis world rankings, has declared withdrawal from the second major tournament of the season, the French Open.

On the 1st, Osaka announced on its social media that it would not participate in the second round of the French Open, saying, “We will take a break.”

Before the opening of the French Open, Osaka was controversial when it revealed that it would not conduct media interviews during the competition, and was punished with a fine of $15,000 (approximately 16 million won) for refusing to interview after winning the first round on May 30.

The organizers of the tournament warned that, “If you continue to refuse to be interviewed, you can be disqualified up to the maximum, and you may be subject to additional fines and penalties for other major events to be held,” and advised Osaka to attend the interviews for the rest of the match.

Osaka won Patricia Maria Teag (63rd place, Romania) 2-0 (6-4 7-6) in the first round of the tournament.) And advanced to the second round.

Osaka’s second-round opponent Ana Bogdan (102th, Romania) enjoyed the fortune to advance to the 32nd round without difficulty.

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