Naomi Osaka says 'it's OK not to be OK' in Time Magazine essay after quitting French Open

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Tennis player Naomi Osaka is opening up in a Time Magazine essay about her decision to drop out of the French Open to prioritize her mental health.

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Star tennis player Naomi Osaka is talking about her decision to drop out of the French Open to prioritize her mental health.

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"It's OK not to be OK"

That's the message Osaka is sending in her essay just published in Time Magazine, along with her cover photo.

She says she learned you can never please everyone.

In May, Osaka pulled out of the tournament because she was suffering from anxiety and depression.

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She says she wants to make her fans proud during the Tokyo Olympics.

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