Mental health: Stephens says it’s vital to keep talking

PARIS (AP) — Former U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens wants more discussions about mental health to help people both inside and outside of tennis talk freely about what is troubling them. Stephens says “it’s not spoken about enough” and that “it’s definitely (a) top priority for everyone, not just tennis players.” Four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka put a renewed focus on mental health when she pulled out of the French Open on Monday and cited difficulties in dealing with “huge waves of anxiety.”