Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo owing to sickness. She mentioned that she wished to step on the court docket however her physique will not permit her. Osaka missed Wimbledon earlier this 12 months owing to damage.
Naomi Osaka has withdrawn forward of her 2nd-round match. (AP Photo)
HIGHLIGHTSNaomi Osaka mentioned that her physique will not let her step on the courtAhead of the event, Osaka had mentioned she was match and wholesomeNaomi Osaka missed Wimbledon owing to an damage earlier this 12 months
The four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo forward of her second-round match.
The reigning champion Osaka, who was scheduled to play No.16 Beatriz Haddad Maia, took the choice owing to sickness. Subsequently, Haddad Maia acquired a walkover and has superior to the quarterfinals. The No.16 participant will both play No.4 seed Veronika Kudermetova or Mexican qualifier Fernanda Contreras Gomez.
“I am really sorry that I am not able to compete today,” Osaka mentioned in a press release. “It’s an honor to be able to play at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in front of the amazing fans here in Japan.
Due to sickness, Naomi Osaka has withdrawn forward of her second-round match towards Beatriz Haddad Maia in Tokyo.
Haddad Maia advances to the QFs by walkover and can face both Kudermetova or Contreras Gomez. #TorayPPO
— WTA Insider (@WTA_insider) September 22, 2022
“This has and always will be a special tournament for me and I wish I could have stepped on court today, but my body won’t let me. Thank you for all your support this week and I will see you next year,” the Japanese star added.
Osaka had earlier mentioned that she was feeling match and wholesome after going by means of an prolonged injury-plagued season, which compelled her to tug out of the 2022 Wimbledon.
“I think of course the year has been not the best year for me but I think overall I’ve learned a lot about myself,” Osaka mentioned.
“I’m happy to be healthy because in Europe I did injure myself and that was the first injury that took me that long to get healed. I think life is ups and downs and this one was more down than up but overall I’m happy with where I am right now.”
Osaka suffered a first-round exit on the US Open after dropping to Danielle Collins in straight units. Earlier this 12 months, Osaka additionally crashed out of the French Open within the first spherical and noticed her marketing campaign finish within the third spherical of the Australian Open.
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