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Tennis: Osaka faces French Open default if she continues media boycott

AFP
New Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 30, 2021, 09:00 PM IST

Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts during the women's singles match on day two of the Brisbane International tennis tournament against Maria Sakkari of Greece in Brisbane on January 7, 2020. Photograph:(AFP)

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Japanese star Naomi Osaka was Sunday threatened with disqualification from the French Open if she continues her media boycott, officials said.

Japanese star Naomi Osaka was Sunday threatened with disqualification from the French Open if she continues her media boycott, officials said.

"We have advised Naomi Osaka that should she continue to ignore her media obligations during the tournament, she would be exposing herself to possible further Code of Conduct infringement consequences," said a statement from the four Grand Slam tournaments.

"As might be expected, repeat violations attract tougher sanctions including default from the tournament."

World number two Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam title winner and sport's highest-earning female athlete, was fined $15,000 on Sunday for refusing to hold a press conference after her opening win against Patricia Maria Tig.