Naomi Osaka Just Wants To Play Tennis — Or Maybe Not

On Monday, Naomi Osaka, facing a fine of $15,000 for refusing to meet the press after winning her first round match at the French Open, withdrew from the event, citing anxiety and mental issues (depression) that she has faced since first coming onto the scene in 2018.

She is 23. She is Haitian-Japanese and identifies as black. She represents Japan, even though she has lived most of her life in the United States. The United States Tennis Association (USTA) refused her membership request when she was 16. She has won four Grand Slams (US Open…