High Court NCAA Antitrust Ruling Will Not Help Naomi Osaka

By Jack Lerner (July 14, 2021, 4:52 PM EDT) -- Tennis star Naomi Osaka has pulled out of several tournaments and refused to honor some mandatory media commitments, citing issues with anxiety and depression.

She has also been fined $15,000 for declining to attend news conferences and was threatened with disqualification.

Osaka says she will take part in the Olympics, including its press conferences. However, the off-court controversy continues.

The post-match interview requirement may have nothing to do with how well a person hits a tennis ball.

As one of the wealthiest and most successful tennis players, Osaka is in an almost unique negotiating position to challenge the post-match interview requirement....

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