Venus Williams has actually dealt with difficult– and also often annoying– questions in pressers after excruciating losses.
Those experiences provide the previous globe No. 1 distinct understanding right into exactly how Naomi Osaka is sensation.
Globe No. 2 Osaka took out from Roland Garros– and also disclosed she’s been fighting clinical depression given that the 2018 United States Open– after objection and also a $15,000 penalty over her pre-tournament position of pulling out of necessary interview.
In a program of assistance, Venus Williams published in action Osaka’s Instagram news, composing: “So proud of you. Take care of yourself and see you back winning soon!”
Asked exactly how she’s dealt with tough questions and also straight-out objection over a 25-year occupation of pressers, Venus shared an easy psychological tool: she advises herself that none of her interrogators will certainly ever before play tennis to the degree she’s provided.
It’s the four-time Olympic gold-medal champ’s technique for maintaining objection in viewpoint.
“For me personally how I deal with it was that I know every single person asking me a question can’t play as well as I can and never will, so no matter what you say or what you write, you’ll never light a candle to me,” Williams claimed after her French Open first-round loss today.
“So that’s how I deal with it. But each person deals with it differently.”
Asked if she launched her approaching Roland Garros increases collaboration with 17-year-old Coco Gauff, Venus responded: “I think the feeling was mutual.”
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