Naomi Osak, of Japan, acknowledges the crowd after defeating Marie Bouzkova, of the Czech Republic, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships in New York on Friday. Photo: AP/Elise Amendola
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Osaka makes winning return; Murray tumbles out of U.S. Open against Tsitsipas

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By HOWARD FENDRICH

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But please no interviews

8 ( +11 / -3 )

That day, Osaka skipped her mandatory news conference after her first-round victory in Paris, drawing a $15,000 fine and a warning from the heads of the Slams that she could face a suspension. She responded by pulling out of Roland Garros, explaining that she feels anxiety when speaking to the media and has dealt with depression for years. Osaka then sat out Wimbledon, too.

What is the point of rehashing this, over and over and over and over again?

4 ( +6 / -2 )

She wants to participate when she feels like it. Call it what you want.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

What is the point of rehashing this, over and over and over and over again?

Probably because there's a good chance it'll happen again. She broke down crying last month in a post-game interview after an innocuous question.

5 ( +10 / -5 )

C'mon, the AP love her, they can barely conceal their glee when either she or Gauff or Serena wins.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

yeah ok.

a 6-4, 6-1 victory over 87th-ranked

5 ( +9 / -4 )

She did her press conference

https://www.usopen.org/en_US/news/interviews/2021-08-31/2021-08-31_interview_naomi_osaka_round_1_2021_us_open.html

1 ( +2 / -1 )

The world is all rosy again. (Until the next defeat, when we will all have to endure the tears and self-pity again.)

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