Tennis ace Naomi Osaka arrived home to her $6.9 million Beverly Hills mansion Tuesday, a day after leaving her sport in turmoil by quitting the French Open to avoid talking to the press.
The 23-year-old champ — who blamed depression and social anxiety for wanting to avoid interviews — was laden with bags as she stepped out of an SUV at the home she bought in 2019 from pop star Nick Jonas, according to photos in the Daily Mail.
Wearing a $332 tie-dye tracksuit from Vanessa Bryant’s Mambacita range, Osaka also had a cap, headphones and mask as she arrived home Tuesday as the row she sparked continued to divide the tennis world.
Once home, a well-wisher sent a delivery of several large letter-shaped balloons, although it was not immediately clear what message was being spelled out, the Mail noted.
Osaka flew out of France soon after quitting the Open Monday, and has not addressed the controversy she stoked beyond an Instagram post first detailing shy she withdrew after being fined $15,000 for her press ban.
Her decision to put her mental health first quickly drew support from many key stars of the support, with rival Serena Williams saying her rival was “doing the best she can.”
Others, however, insisted that facing the world after major matches was long an accepted part of the sport, with six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker warning that she may have put her career “in danger.”
Osaka paid $6.91 million for her five-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom Los Angeles home in 2019, Variety noted at the time. Jonas paid $6.5 million for the 4,129-square-foot pad the previous year.