Serena, Other Stars Voice Support For Naomi Osaka Some of the biggest names in sports are voicing their support for Naomi Osaka’s decision to withdraw from the French Open. Serena Williams told reporters that Osaka is doing “the best she can”. Coco Gauff tweeted “stay strong. I admire your vulnerability.” Other famous athletes also expressed support. Russell Wilson tweeted “We are with you”, while Steph Curry praised her for “taking the high road”. Osaka announced Tuesday that she was withdrawing from the French Open after she was fined $15,000 for refusing to speak to the media.
Japan's Naomi Osaka holds the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after defeating United States Jennifer Brady in the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021.(AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)