The No. 2-ranked woman in tennis cited her mental well-being for her choice to bail on press conferences at Roland Garros.
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The reaction over Osaka's decision is strong, both praising and critical of the 23-year-old.
Thursday's "No Layups" podcast dives into athletic psyche when former ESPN anchor and Duke tennis player Prim Siripipat joins hosts ABC13's David Nuno and Raheel Ramzanali.
Siripipat, who is currently a doctoral candidate in psychology, is discussing the mental side of athletics and Osaka's situation.
Siripipat is also talking about the relaunch of her "The Next Chapter" podcast, as well as an ESPN experience that she has shared with Raheel when both were early in their careers. (Think "American Idol" for sports anchors.)
You can watch it in the video player above or on your favorite streaming devices, like Roku, FireTV, AppleTV and GoogleTV. Just search "ABC13 Houston."
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