Naomi Osaka broke down in tears following a question from a longtime American sports columnist during her first WTA press conference since withdrawing from the French Open to focus on her mental health.
Osaka announced before the French Open she would not be attending press conferences, sparking a huge debate in the tennis world before she eventually pulled out of the tournament altogether.
Speaking ahead of the Cincinnati Masters, the four-time grand slam champion briefly walked out of her press conference to compose herself after becoming upset by a line of questioning from Paul Daugherty of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
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The journalist asked Osaka about the balancing act between using the media to promote her profile but not wanting to…