Naomi Osaka has won four Grand Slam titles. (Naomi osaka Instagram)
French Open: Japan’s tennis player Naomi Osaka (Naomi osaka) did not speak to the media after winning the first round match. After this, a fine of Rs 11 lakh has been imposed on them by the organizers.
New Delhi. On the very first day of the French Open, there was a big controversy. Japan’s female tennis player and No. 2 Naomi Osaka (Naomi osaka) did not speak to the media after winning the first round match. After this, a fine of Rs 11 lakh has been imposed on them by the organizers. He has also got a warning. If she does this again, she can also be dropped from the tournament. According to the rule, every player has to hold a press conference after the match.
Born in Japan and now living in the US, 23-year-old Osaka has won four Grand Slam tournaments so far, including last year’s US Open and this year’s Australian Open. Osaka had said recently that I often feel that people do not care about the mental health of the players and whenever I see or attend a press conference, I feel this true. For this reason, I will not talk to the media during the French Open. Osaka defeated Romania’s Patrica Maria in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 in the first round.
Serena Williams will play the first night session match
Every day from May 31 to June 9, a match will be played at 9pm at Philippe Chatrier Court. A roof has also been installed in this court since 2020. This is happening for the first time in the history of the French Open. During the tournament, 3 matches will be held on the center court during the day and one match will be held at night. The match at night will be held between the top seeded players. The first Knight match is to play Serena Williams of America.Price money cut due to Corona
In this Clay Court Grand Slam. 640 players are participating. In this, 128-128 players in women’s and men’s singles, while 64-64 teams in all the three doubles ie men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles. Prize money has been reduced by 10 percent due to Corona. About 300 crore rupees is prize money for the event. The singles champion will get Rs 14 crore while the runner-up will get Rs 6.6 crore.
Eyes on Nadal, may overtake Federer
This time, everyone’s eyes will be on Rafael Nadal, who has won the French Open 13 times. Nadal equaled Roger Federer’s 20 Grand Slam records by winning the French Open last year. Now he has a chance to become the most successful player of the Open Era. On the other hand Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are also no less. All three players are in a single draw. That is, one of the three players will be able to reach the final.