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Play Like a Girl podcast: Talking Naomi Osaka’s move to withdraw from the French Open

Plus, Kelsey and Meredith highlight a budding broadcasting talent.

Tennis: French Open Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

On LGHL’s Play Like a Girl podcast, Kelsey and Meredith talk everything from Ohio State sports to advocacy for women in sports and all the happenings in between.

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Welcome back! On this week’s edition of Play Like a Girl, Kelsey and Meredith talk Naomi Osaka’s bold decision to withdraw from the French Open after being fined $15,000 for not speaking to reporters after the opening round (good for you, Naomi). There’s a lot to unpack here, from the expectations surrounding athletes to the shifting power dynamics in tennis to the broader discussion of mental health in sports.

The pair also talk about the work of Pepper Persley, a budding broadcaster who’s getting her first playoff experience calling the Clippers - Mavs game. Oh and also she is 10. Kelsey has had the good fortune of being on Pepper’s Instagram Live, “Dish with Pepper,” and also recommends her podcast, “She Got Next”. Check out the full story here.

Contact Kelsey Trainor
Twitter: @KTrain_11

Contact Meredith Hein
Twitter: @MeredithHein