Naomi Osaka graces the cover of Vogue Japan after taking a break from the media

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Naomi Osaka has announced her new cover of Vogue Japan amidst her break from the media.
Naomi Osaka has announced her new cover of Vogue Japan amidst her break from the media.
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Tennis star Naomi Osaka is back in the limelight.

She is on the cover of Vogue Japan and she returned to social media to share it.

Naomi (23) recently announced her withdrawal from the French Open. It was because she had suffered from long bouts of depression due to the after match press engagements. Her decision was condemned and lauded by some and she received support from fellow athletes and fans.

In the latest cover of Vogue Japan, the tennis star is in luxury Louis Vuitton clothes and Nike sportswear.

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Taking to her Instagram Naomi posted that she was just pooping in to let people know about her latest shoot with Vogue and that she hopes everyone is still safe.

“Hi guys. Popping out to post this @voguejapan cover, hope you’re all doing well and staying safe”.

She has previously opened up about her struggle with mental health in a statement she shared on her social media.

"The truth is that I have suffered long bouts of depression since the US Open in 2018 and I have had a really hard time coping with that. Anyone that knows me knows I'm introverted, and anyone that sees me at the tournaments will notice that I am often wearing headphones as that dulls my anxiety," she wrote.

"Though the tennis press has always been kind to me (and I wanna apologize especially to all the cool journalists who I may have hurt), I am not a natural public speaker and get huge waves of anxiety before I speak to the world's media. I get really nervous and find it stressful to always try to engage and give you the best answers I can."

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