Serena ‘saw therapist’ after US Open meltdown, apologizes to Osaka
We all have bad days on the job. Usually, the whole world isn't watching.
In the current edition of Harper's Bazaar, Serena Williams says she did seek out therapy after 2018 US Open outburst and has apologized to her opponent Naomi Osaka.
According to MSN Sports,
She was handed a code violation for coaching, docked a point for smashing her racquet and penalized a game for verbal abuse.
In the Harper Bazaar essay, William spoke about the time,
I couldn't find peace. I started seeing a therapist, I was searching for answers, and although I felt like I was making progress, I still wasn't ready to pick up a racquet.
In speaking of Osaka, She wrote,
I am so proud of you and I am truly sorry. I thought I was doing the right thing in sticking up for myself. But I had no idea the media would pit us against each other, I would love the chance to live that moment over again. I am, was, and will always be happy for you and supportive of you. I would never, ever want the light to shine away from another female, specifically another black female athlete.
Lastly, Williams said that Osaka has accepted her apology.