Serena Williams: “Naomi Osaka has to handle the situation as she wants”

Naomi Osaka withdrew from the Roland Garros 2021! The young star made it known through her social media. The Japanese tennis player greeted Paris after being fined for not attending the press conferences, and after a joint statement of the four seasonal Slams, which threatened further sanctions.

Serena Williams qualified for the second round of the Roland Garros 2021, the much awaited Parisian Slam, not by shining, but by winning as only the champions can do. The American rebels against a faded performance and the climax of the match against Irina Camelia Begu

At the end of the match, in the press-conference, Serena also talked about the situation of Naomi Osaka and her withdrawal from Roland Garros. She said: “There are a lot of articles and other things being released. I really think that in those cases you need to make an effort, and take a step forward and say: I need help with this, this and this, and I think it’s very important to have someone to talk to, whether it’s in the WTA or someone in your life.

Serena Williams: “Naomi Osaka has to handle the situation as she wants”

Maybe just someone to talk to on a weekly basis. I’ve been in this situation too. I’ve had situations where I’ve had it. opportunity to talk to people, to take the burdens off my shoulders by talking to people who do not necessarily have to be members of your family or people you know. It is important for me to be aware of this and to take a step forward is that I’m sorry for her.

I wish I could give her a hug because I know how it feels, as I said I’ve been there too. We both have different personalities and people in general are different. to things differently. You just have to let her handle it the way she wants it, the way she thinks is the best for her, that’s the only thing I can say. I believe she is doing her best.”

About the match, Serena said: “Ironically the evening sessions are not my favorite but all in all I have a good record. In those moments I wasn’t thinking, I was just concentrating on sending the ball in the air because I had played some good volleys in training.”