Twitter: "my Achilles still isn't right so I'll see you next time."
Osaka has not played an official match since
losing in the first round of the French Open to Amanda Anisimova 7-5, 6-4 on May 24. During that match, for which she said she took a painkiller, Osaka tried to stretch her tendon by tugging on the toe of her shoe at changeovers and squatting to flex her lower leg between points.
After that defeat, Osaka said she was leaning toward missing Wimbledon because the professional tennis tours aren't ranking points awarded — a response to the All England Club's decision to bar all players from Russia and Belarus over the war in Ukraine.
"I'm not sure why, but I feel like if I play Wimbledon without points, it's more like an exhibition. I know this isn't true, right? But my brain just like feels that way. Whenever I think something is like an exhibition, I just can't go at it 100%," Osaka said then. "I didn't even make my decision yet, but I'm leaning more towards not playing, given the current circumstances."
Eugenie Bouchard, who was the runner-up at the All England Club in 2014, announced Friday on