The 23-year-old athlete said her withdrawal would be "the best thing for the tournament, the other players and my well-being."
Naomi Osaka is withdrawing from the French Open after being fined $15,000 for not appearing at a press conference during the tournament.
The tennis star made the announcement Monday afternoon on Twitter, saying her withdrawal would be "the best thing for the tournament, the other players and my well-being."
The no. 2-ranked, four-time Grand Slam winner chose not to participate in post-game press conferences at the tournament, which she is contractually obligated to attend, after announcing on Twitter before the French Open began that she wouldn't do any press.
Osaka originally cited the general "mental health" of athletes for her decision, writing "We're often sat there and asked questions that we've been asked multiple times before or asked questions that bring doubt into our minds and I'm not just going to subject myself …