PV Sindhu sympathies with tennis ace Naomi Osaka
Indian badminton ace PV Sindhu supported the decision of Naomi Osaka after her withdrawal earlier from Roland Garros in Paris.
Sindhu sympathized with Osaka and agreed with her stance on withdrawing from the tournament. She was quoted saying: “You have to respect her personal decision. She wasn’t rude with media but said not right now, maybe later she will come back and speak. So, I think we have to respect that.” (h/t The Print )
” She might be a bit depressed or upset, so we need to respect her personal space.”
Osaka withdrew from the tournament after winning her first-round match in Paris. The Japanese refused to attend the post-match press conference, stating mental health issues.
The French Open officials fined her $15,000. They threatened to expel her from the tournament if she continued.
The sporting world came out in support after Osaka withdrew. She thanked her fans and others in an Instagram story:
“Just want to thank you for all the love. Haven’t been on my phone much but I wanted to hop on here and tell you all that I really appreciate it.”
Osaka has also withdrawn from the WTA tournament in Berlin starting on June 14.
Stars who battled mental health issues
Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli revealed that he suffered depression in 2014, after a string of poor performances with his batting. He also spoke about the importance of mental health and how one needs to be sensitive towards others.
Furthermore, tennis ace Sania Mirza was another sportsperson to reveal that she suffered from depression after missing out on the Beijing Olympics due to a wrist injury. She also spoke about the difficulties that she faced at that time and how it broke her down completely.
23- time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams was another famous personality who suffered from mental health issues. The former World No. 1 is still going strong at the age of 39.
Altogether, mental health is an important issue in today’s world. Sportspersons undergo a rigorous training routine all year and face many difficulties in their career. It’s time to be more sensitive to these issues and improve upon it.
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