One of the most lucrative female athletes on the planet, Osaka inadvertently became a polarizing figure. That’s because she refuses to do press conferences at tournaments. She explained on Instagram: I’ve often felt that people have no regard for athletes’ mental health and this rings very true whenever I see a press conference or partake in one.”
The Japanese star pulled out of Roland Garros after French Open organizers refused to back down. She also faced a barrage of abuse when critics called her “mentally weak” and “entitled.” However, her logic is reasonable and she spoke her truth to the world. Nobody can call her a liar or say she’s being a diva (via Self).