Will Smith Defends Naomi Osaka Following Mental Health Discussion

Previously, Naomi Osaka was fined $15,000 after noting she wouldn’t be speaking to press following her French Open match due to mental health reasons. Osaka won her first match but was swiftly hit with a fine and was threatened with suspension if she didn’t speak to the press. Because of that, Osaka withdrew from the French Open.

The storied player addressed the matter, saying, “I’m gonna take some time away from the court now, but when the time is right I really want to work with the Tour to discuss ways we can make things better for the players, press and fans. Since then, Osaka has been criticized by Morgan Piers, who compared the player to Meghan Markle, saying she was using mental health as an excuse lie Markle did in terms of her issues with the Royal Family. Now, Will Smith has come to the defense of Osaka, sending her a message via Instagram.

Since delivering her message about the protection of her mental health, Osaka has been absent from social media. However, Will Smith provided a very straightforward message, saying: “Hey Naomi, You are right. They are wrong. I am with you.” Smith’s messages follow Serena and Venus Williams’ words for Osaka, with the sisters defending the star player as well. Take a look above.


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