Serena Williams has quietly been inching closer to making tennis history amid all the drama surrounding Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the French Open.

Tennis phenom Naomi Osaka gave the world a masterclass in setting boundaries at work when she announced she would not do any press during the French Open, citing her "mental health" and effectively reclaiming her time.

The French Tennis Federation president is getting backlash.

The decision is clearly racism and sexism.

This is unacceptable and Twitter is outraged.

A visibly pregnant Serena sat away from the rest of the Williams clan, under an overhang to block out the beating sun.