Naomi Osaka has thanked fans “for all the love” she has received since her withdrawal from the French Open.
The four-time Grand Slam champion pulled out on Monday after controversy over her refusal to speak to media at the event to protect her mental health.
The Japanese revealed she had “suffered long bouts of depression” and has received widespread support.
“Haven’t been on my phone much but I wanted to hop on here and tell you all that I really appreciate it,” she said.
In what was her first social media activity since leaving Roland Garros, Osaka wrote the short message in an Instagram story.
Spain captain Sergio Busquets tests positive for Covid-19 ahead Euros
Spain captain Sergio Busquets has tested positive for Covid-19, eight days before their Euro 2020 opener.
As a result of the Barcelona midfielder’s test, Spain have had to pull out of their final warm-up game against Lithuania on Tuesday.
The rest of the squad tested negative but Busquets, 32, and his contacts will remain isolated.
The friendly with Lithuania will now be played by Spain’s Under-21 squad, said the Spanish football federation (RFEF).