Media’s Right to Destroy You for Money
This is a difficult article to write, because its heartbreak runs through our entire society and there are no easy answers. But the need to write something about it hit me while reading the current controversy over a brilliant tennis star who had the bravery to tell us that tennis was the easy part, facing the press was very nearly more than she could bear.
And so she walked away
Before we get to that, here are Naomi’s abbreviated Wikipedia highlights:
Naomi Osaka, born October 16, 1997 is a Japanese professional tennis player. She has been ranked No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles. She is a four-time Grand Slam singles champion, and is the reigning champion at the US Open and the Australian Open.
Osaka has lived and trained in the United States since age three. She came to prominence at age 16 when she defeated former US Open champion Samantha Stosur in her WTA Tour debut at the 2014 Stanford Classic. Osaka made…