Tennis stars, others lend help to Naomi Osaka | Leisure

Reaction to tennis star Naomi Osaka’s decision to retire from the French Open on Monday, citing fear:

“I empathize with Naomi. Not everyone is the same. I’m fat. Other people are thin. Everyone is different and everyone deals with things differently. You just have to let her handle it the way she wants and as best she thinks possible. The only thing I can say is, I think she’s doing her best. ”- Serena Williams.

“I am so sad about Naomi Osaka. I really hope she is fine. As athletes, we are taught to take care of our bodies, and maybe the mental and emotional aspects are neglected. This is about more than making a press conference or not. Good luck Naomi – we all draw for you! “- Martina Navratilova.

“It is incredibly brave that Naomi Osaka revealed the truth about her struggle with depression. Right now it’s important that we give her the space and time she needs. We wish her all the best. – Billie Jean King.

“You should never have to make such a decision – but it’s so damn impressive to take the highway when the mighty aren’t protecting their own. big respect.” – Warriors guard Stephen Curry.

“Love, respect and positive energy your way.” – Cavaliers striker Kevin Love.

“It is so sad that we are at a time when a young person reacts with anger and lack of support when they tell you that they need help or a break! I stand by you … your mental health is just as important as your physical health. ”- Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie.

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