Duguid took exception to the reporter’s allegedly aggressive line of questioning of Osaka.
“The bully at the Cincinnati Enquirer is the epitome of why player [and] media relations are so fraught right now,” Duguid said, according to The New York Times. “Everyone on that Zoom will agree that his tone was all wrong and his sole purpose was to intimidate. Really appalling behavior.
“And this insinuation that Naomi owes her off-court success to the media is a myth — don’t be so self-indulgent.”