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Hamilton defends Naomi Osaka: 'Mental health is no joke'

Lewis Hamilton offered his support to tennis star Naomi Osaka who has pulled out of the French Open to focus on her mental health, insisting that an athlete's emotional well-being "is no joke". Ahead of this month's Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros, Osaka announced that she would not fulfill her post-match duties with the media because of the latter's "disregard" for a defeated player's mental health. "Here in Paris I was already feeling vulnerable and anxious so I thought it was better to exercise self-care and skip the press conferences," Osaka wrote on Twitter. Although Osaka won her first-round match in Paris on Sunday, the 23-year-old Japanese...
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