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Mental-Health Services Come to Women’s Tennis, Inspired by Osaka

March 30, 2022, 11:00 AM

Faced with growing evidence that celebrated athletes are struggling with the pressures of competition and intense media scrutiny, the governing body of women’s tennis is turning to a well-funded California startup for help.

The Women’s Tennis Association agreed to a deal with Modern Health to produce a five-part video series featuring some of the sport’s top players in order to raise awareness about mental-health challenges among athletes. The San Francisco-based company will also offer players the chance to connect with mental-health coaches and therapists in its network. The WTA has more than 1,600 members who could be eligible to use the services. ...