Opinion: Tennis ace Naomi Osaka has opened the door to a much-needed discussion about mental health

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, reacts during her match against Maria Sakkari, of Greece, in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open tennis tournament in Miami Gardens, Fla., in this March 31, 2021 photo. Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday, and wrote on Twitter that she would be taking a break from competition.

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, reacts during her match against Maria Sakkari, of Greece, in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open tennis tournament in Miami Gardens, Fla., in this March 31, 2021 photo. Naomi Osaka withdrew from the French Open on Monday, and wrote on Twitter that she would be taking a break from competition. (Lynne Sladky, Associated Press)



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