by Marcus Harrison Green
(This article is co-published with The Seattle Times)
On the last day of Mental Health Awareness Month, in May, I hooted louder for Naomi Osaka than I ever have for any athlete, and she was nowhere near a tennis court.
Despite being well-positioned to earn her fifth Grand Slam title, Osaka prioritized her mental health and withdrew from the French Open on Monday.Continue reading OPINION: Naomi Osaka Prioritized Her Mental Health. It’s Time We Followed Suit