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Calm App Pays Fines For Tennis Players Needing A Mental Health Break Thanks To Naomi Osaka

Last week, Naomi Osaka decided to put her well-being first by opting out of a press conference during the French Open before ultimately withdrawing from the tournament as a whole. Her decision to prioritize her mental health sparked conversation on the weight that lies upon the shoulders of professional athletes. Not only did fellow athletes like Venus Williams , Usain Bolt, and others rally behind Osaka’s decision, but now Meditation app Calm stands with the four-time Grand Slam champ. They also shared that they stand with other tennis players looking to do the same when it comes to protecting their peace. On Wednesday (June 2), the company announced that it had pledged $15,000 to French youth sports charity Laureus and that it will pay the fine of any Grand Slam tennis player who will decline media appearances for the sake of their mental health. Calm also will match the $15,000 with a donation to Laureus. But this is bigger than any individual player. Calm will also pay the fine...

Jun 4, 2021