The 23-year-old Japanese star says she will take some time away from the court after she was fined $15,000 and threatened with disqualification for refusing to carry out a mandatory news conference following her first round win.
World number two Naomi Osaka is fined $15,000 for refusing to hold a press conference after her opening win against Patricia Maria Tig at the French Open tournament.
In her first match since winning the Australian Open, women's world number two Naomi Osaka beat Ajla Tomljanovic 7-6 (7/3), 6-4.
Tennis Australia CEO Craig Tiley said the successful completion of the Australian Open despite the ongoing pandemic can serve as a blueprint for other sports.
Naomi Osaka's victory over the 22nd-seeded American Jennifer Brady at a floodlit Rod Laver Arena gave the Japanese third seed her fourth major crown at the age of 23.
The 22-year-old was the first woman to win the US Open singles final from a set down since 1994.
Japan's Naomi Osaka, the fourth seed, has overcome her unseeded opponent 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 inside a near-empty Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows.
Naomi Osaka's move follows similar action taken by the NBA, Major League Baseball and Women's NBA to postpone games in light of recent violence in Wisconsin.
Sofia Kenin counter-punched her way back from a set down against Garbine Muguruza to win her first Grand Slam title with a 4-6 6-2 6-2 win.
Big pay rises are in store for players at January's Australian Open with organisers announcing a boost in the total purse to almost $50 million.
Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the WTA Finals because of a right shoulder injury ahead of her scheduled round-robin match against top-ranked Ash Barty.
Williams will face Canadian Bianca Andreescu for the US Open title as the American sets herself up for another attempt to clinch a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam singles title.
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