Aliona Bolsova supported Naomi Osaka: Tennis players are selfish

"They could have much more contribution to these social causes and support those who suffer discrimination"

by Sead Dedovic
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Aliona Bolsova supported Naomi Osaka: Tennis players are selfish

Aliona Bolsova praised Naomi Osaka and her fight against discrimination in society. Naomi Osaka is known to be an active person who emphasizes the importance of equality in society and various forms of discrimination, which is very commendable.

"We live in a capitalist world where human beings are selfish, individualistic, and competitive. I like it better when society becomes collective, when it is not patriarchal, one that does not destroy the world and cares for the environment.

I wish we could live in a better world, that is the most important thing, starting with taking care of our environment and our society," Bolsova told Punto de Break as quoted by Sportskeeda.

Fighting against discrimination

As an athlete, you can do a lot in this regard, but there are fewer and fewer who have the courage to express their opinions publicly and oppose discrimination.

"Tennis players are selfish. They could have much more contribution to these social causes and support those who suffer discrimination. Osaka is a perfect example of how you can take action, speaking out on these social issues.

With racism, she has contributed a lot. Although it is true that this issue challenges her, she can feel alluded to, which is why she contributes to the cause," Bolsova continued. In recent months, Osaka has been often credited by fellow tennis players for helping others to speak more openly about mental health issues.

Osaka recently decided to speak publicly about her mental problems. Athletes are under a lot of pressure today, especially since social media has been around. There is a lot of criticism, and ugly things, but it is necessary to stay strong in those moments.

"I do think even though mental health is a topic we are starting to be more open about, for some people, there is still a stigma attached. I think all of us athletes can relate to feeling pressure. As an athlete, strength is the key to how you are perceived, so for me admitting I wasn't always okay was a big step. It takes more strength to speak up than to stay quiet," Osaka said.

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