Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon
Osaka withdrew from the French Open after the first round.
After pulling out of the French Open last week, Naomi Osaka has now withdrawn from next week’s Berlin WTA 5000 grass-court tournament.
“We have received notification Naomi Osaka cannot start in Berlin. After consulting her management, she will take a break,” Berlin event organizers said in a statement ahead of the tournament, which begins on June 14.
The decision has led to questions about whether or not the four-time Grand Slam champion and No. 2-ranked player in the world will compete at Wimbledon later this month.
Osaka pulled out of the French Open citing mental health reasons, and has not revealed when she plans to play next with both Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics on the horizon.
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