Naomi Osaka out of Wimbledon; next event expected to be Tokyo OlympicsBy Jun 17, 2021
Frances Tiafoe enjoys prime Wimbledon cut with Stefanos Tsitsipas stunnerBy Jun 28, 2021
Medvedev boasts high comfort level on grass ahead of SW19 returnBy Jun 28, 2021
Andy Murray back practicing for singles return at WimbledonBy Jun 22, 2021
Treasure Chest: Is the best yet to come for Simona Halep?By Jun 21, 2021
Half-capacity crowds authorized for start of WimbledonBy Jun 15, 2021
Andy Murray shares vaccination photo, plans to play Queen's Club and WimbledonBy Jun 04, 2021
Rafael Nadal falls to Lloyd Harris in Washington D.C. shockerBy Aug 06, 2021
The future is in the air again: Jannik Sinner tops Sebastian Korda in two Citi Open tiebreakersBy Aug 05, 2021
Helping Hands: Rafael Nadal has great expectations for Jannik SinnerBy Aug 05, 2021
Naomi Osaka out of Wimbledon; next event expected to be Tokyo Olympics
“She is taking some personal time with friends and family,” read a statement provided by the four-time major champion's team.
Published Jun 17, 2021
TC LIVE: Reaction to Osaka's withdrawal from SW19
Just hours after Rafael Nadal announced he would not play Wimbledon, four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka joined the Spaniard in withdrawing from the grass-court major.
“Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year. She is taking some personal time with friends and family,” read a statement provided by her team.
Unlike Nadal, who also noted he would miss the Tokyo Olympics, Osaka intends on making the global event her return to competition.
“She will be ready for the Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans.”
Osaka withdrew prior to her second-round match at Roland Garros, citing mental health concerns. That decision came after the Japanese superstar announced ahead of the French Open that she would not partake in media commitments during the tournament.
The tennis event at the Summer Games will take place at the Ariake Tennis Forest Park on hard courts, the surface in which all seven of Osaka's tour-level triumphs have occurred.