World No. 2 Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon to take ‘private time with family and friends’

Naomi Osaka, quantity 2 on this planet rankings in girls’s tennis, has withdrawn from Wimbledon, in keeping with an announcement by her advisor launched on Thursday.

“Naomi will not play at Wimbledon this 12 months,” the assertion mentioned. “She takes a while with family and friends. She can be prepared for the Olympics and appears ahead to taking part in in entrance of her house followers.”

Wimbledon organizers have contacted Osaka and others this 12 months via the event’s media actions, mentioned Sally Bolton, common supervisor of the All England Membership, on Thursday.

The 23-year-old Osaka pulled out of the French Open earlier than the second spherical after deciding to skip necessary post-game press conferences.

She revealed that she has struggled with nervousness and melancholy since she got here into the highlight by profitable the 2018 US Open, the primary of her 4 Grand Slam titles.

Osaka had additionally withdrawn from the Berlin WTA 5000 grass courtroom event subsequent week on Monday, which raised doubts about their participation in Wimbledon, which is because of start on June 28.

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