Naomi Osaka took to social media with a quick message of gratitude for the outpouring of love and support after her withdrawal from the French Open.

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In a message posted in her Instagram Story, the tennis star wrote:

Just want to say thank you for all the love. Haven’t been on my phone much but I wanted to hop on here and tell you all that I really appreciate it ❤️

See her original post below:

On Memorial Day, Naomi Osaka announced she was withdrawing from the French Open after her decision not to speak due to her anxiety caused her unwanted attention and drama. 

Naomi’s decision to protect her peace has sparked much conversation regarding athletes and their mental health.

Will Smith sent Naomi words of encouragement – noting she was right and they were wrong. 

I’m a firm believer in protecting your peace at all costs.

Your thoughts?