With the Osaka mess at the French Open, which is a mess and who really knows all that went on and when and how, I really enjoy the numerous commenters saying, "She's only a kid. We should respect her mental health. If she doesn't want to talk at a press conference, she doesn't have to."Serena Williams is basically a religious figure. My guess is Osaka will also be in the future.
Meanwhile, these same rabid fans are the one who've helped turn the sport, and most pros sports, into a constant circus. They can't at all see that they've elevated these competitors to gods and talking to reporters is part of how the system works. The "system" is being unkind to a 23 year old professional...but their fandom isn't driving the system, huh?