Tennis Grand Slams promise to improve conditions

The leaders of all four Grand Slam tournaments are vowing to address the impact their media policies have on players' mental wellbeing.

The organizers issued a statement on Tuesday following nearly a week of back-and-forth volleying in the press with Osaka Naomi.

The tennis star had made waves when she announced she would not be doing any news conferences during the French Open.

Osaka withdrew from the tournament after she was fined for skipping a post-match press conference following her first round win and threatened with possible disqualification and suspension.

She later opened up about suffering "huge waves of anxiety before I speak to the world's media" and "long bouts of depression" since her 2018 US Open win.

The organizers are promising to work alongside players, the tours, the media and the broader tennis community to create meaningful improvements, but no specific changes up for consideration were mentioned.

The statement commended Osaka for sharing the pressures and anxieties she's facing, and offered support and assistance "in any way possible" as she takes time away from the court.