Naomi Osaka opened up about her struggles with depression in announcing her withdrawal from the French Open because of the furore caused by her boycott of media duties.

The world No.2 won her opening match against Patricia Maria Tig on Sunday but her decision not to take part in press conferences or interviews has been the biggest talking point of the tournament.

The grand slams reacted strongly to Osaka’s move, releasing a joint statement on Sunday that, along with a fine of 15,000 US dollars (approximately $A19,400), threatened her with potential disqualification and a ban from future tournaments should she not reconsider.

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