Naomi Osaka has made a name for herself with her play on the tennis court, but her rise to the top of the heap has been marred by a controversy that has prompted her to speak out about the mental health of female tennis players. On Oct. 11, 2018, Osaka won the U.S. Open final, beating veteran competitor Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4. Unfortunately, the moment was overshadowed by Williams’ reaction to the match.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka is one of the world’s most promising young tennis players. She’s shown potential to win a Grand Slam singles title, but has struggled with her own confidence. Look no further than the comment she made at a press conference last year, where she claimed some players struggle with mental health issues.