WATCH: Naomi Osaka Breaks Down In Tears During Press Conference

Tennis Star Naomi Osaka broke down in tears and needed a recuperation break after a media member reportedly asked her an “aggressively toned question.”

Osaka — who pulled out of the French Open back in May after she was fined for skipping post-match media sessions — answered a few questions Monday ahead of her appearance at the Western & Southern Open in Ohio.

Things went South quickly as she addressed the problems she’s encountered since pulling out of the Open for mental health reasons.



JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.