Naomi Osaka thanks followers for ‘love’ since French Open withdrawal


In an Instagram Story, Naomi Osaka wrote: “Simply wish to say thanks for all of the love. Have not been on my cellphone a lot however I wished to hop on right here and inform you all that I actually admire it”; 23-year-old has obtained help from throughout sporting world since pulling out of Roland Garros

Final Up to date: 05/06/21 10:50pm


Naomi Osaka is a four-time Grand Slam champion

Naomi Osaka has expressed her gratitude for the “love” she has obtained since withdrawing from the French Open. 

The world quantity two headed house to Los Angeles after opening up about her battles with melancholy and social nervousness on Monday amid the response over her choice to not fulfil her media commitments at Roland Garros.

Osaka was fined $15,000 (£10,570) for not doing post-match media after her first-round win and threatened with expulsion from the match if she continued to keep away from them.

The 23-year-old has since obtained help from throughout the sporting world and past.

In her first social media exercise since Monday, Osaka wrote in an Instagram Story: “Simply wish to say thanks for all of the love. Have not been on my cellphone a lot however I wished to hop on right here and inform you all that I actually admire it.”

In a tweet saying her choice to withdraw, Japan’s Osaka stated she had “suffered lengthy bouts of melancholy” since profitable her first Grand Slam title on the US Open in 2018.

Osaka additionally stated she can be taking a while away from the court docket and it stays to be seen the place she is going to play subsequent.

The four-time Grand Slam champion has pulled out of what was scheduled to be her first match on grass this season in Berlin starting on June 14 and there are doubts over whether or not she is going to play at Wimbledon.

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