Naomi Osaka arrives back at her $7million Los Angeles mansion one day after
withdrawing from the French Open, Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka arrived back at
her $7million Los Angeles mansion on Tuesday, the day after spectacularly withdrawing
from the French Open amid a row over her decision not to do interviews during the
tournament to protect her mental health.
Osaka, the highest-paid female athlete in the world, flew in from Paris shortly after
revealing her three-year struggle with depression and dropping out of the tournament.
‘I think now the best thing for the tournament, the other players and my well-being is
that I withdraw so that everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris,’
Osaka said in an Instagram post on Monday, in which she said she struggled with
depression and anxiety.
On Tuesday top tennis stars continued to speak out on the controversy with men’s world
number three Rafael Nadal saying that although he sympathized with Osaka, the media
was an essential part of the job.
Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker was more critical, saying stars can’t have ‘half
the cake’ and said that Osaka’s career might be in jeopardy.
He said: ‘If she can’t cope with the media in Paris, she can’t cope with the media at
Wimbledon, she can’t cope with the media at the US Open.’