‘Getting vast sums of money’ Lady C hits out at Naomi Osaka’s mental health comments
Naomi also reiterated her decision to not participate in a press conference for the French Open (and eventually withdraw from the tournament as a whole) wasn’t meant to be seen as a stand against the press and media at large.
“This was never about the press, but rather the traditional format of the press conference. I’ll say it again for those at the back: I love the press; I do not love all press conferences,” Naomi explained.
“I have always enjoyed an amazing relationship with the media and have given numerous in-depth, one-on-one interviews. Other than those super-stars who have been around much longer than I (Novak, Roger, Rafa, Serena), I’d estimate that I’ve given more time to the press than many other players over recent years.”
She continued, “I always try to answer genuinely and from the heart. I’ve never been media-trained, so what you see is what you get.
“The way I see it, the reliance and respect from athlete to press is reciprocal. However, in my opinion (and I want to say that this is just my opinion and not that of every tennis player on tour), the press conference format itself is out of date and in great need of a refresh.
“I believe that we can make it better, more interesting and more enjoyable for each side. Less subject vs. object; more peer to peer.”
Naomi concluded her essay by stating that after having time to rest, she’s looking forward to competing at the Olympics in Tokyo later this month.
We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.
For all the latest Entertainment News Click Here