Osaka returned to Roland Garros after sitting out the tournament a year ago and turned in a mistake-filled 6-4, 7-6 (4) victory over 63rd-ranked Patricia Maria Tig at Court Philippe Chatrier on Day 1.
"The Australian Open, Roland Garros, Wimbledon and the US Open jointly wrote to her to check on her well-being and offer support, underline their commitment to all athletes' well-being and suggest dialogue", the statement read. "It's just important to find the balance", she said.
The four-time major victor posted a statement on Twitter saying she was pulling out so that "everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris", adding that she would "take some time away from the court". The Japanese world #2 had taken issue with the fines levied on players for failing to complete their media duties, even when she claimed it had a negative impact on their mental health, was not well-received by the sport's authorities.
Tennis players are required to attend news conferences if requested to do so.
"She was also reminded of her obligations, the consequences of not meeting them and that rules should equally apply to all players".
Osaka announced before the start of the tournament that she would not do any press conferences to protect her mental health, prompting criticism from French Tennis Federation President Gilles Moretton.
But this is the first instance of a top player making it clear in advance that she did not intend to speak with the news media during a Grand Slam tournament.
Osaka, who is based in the United States and represents Japan, is the world's highest-paid female athlete, with the bulk of her earnings coming from sponsorships.
She had said last week on social media she would not speak to the media and kept that promise.
The organizers' statement said that following Osaka's announcement, the French Open teams asked her to reconsider her position and were unsuccessful in their attempts to check on her well-being. And to reiterate: She did participate in a post-match, on-court interview Sunday.
German 26th seed Angelique Kerber, a three-time major victor, was the day's biggest loser in the women's draw, going down to 6-2, 6-4 Ukrainian qualifier Anhelina Kalinina. "For me, I feel like every opportunity I have to play a Slam is an opportunity to win a Slam".
"I respect her, of couse, as an athlete and her personally".
After receiving lots of criticism, Osaka made a big decision and pulled out of the French Open.
Osaka has never been past the third round at the French Open, a clay-court tournament.
Osaka is scheduled to face Romania's Ana Bogdan in the second round.
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