At the end of May, Osaka’s Naomi retired from the Roland Garros tournament after just one round, when immediately afterwards she told that she had been suffering from depression for a long time, tonight (Thursday) Osaka’s team was told that he would not take part in Wimbledon at the end of the month.
“Naomi will not play at Wimbledon this year,” Osaka said. “She needs some time for herself at this point to be with family and friends. Without a doubt, she will be ready for the Olympics and she is very excited to play in front of her home crowd.”
Osaka, ranked second in the world, has already announced at Roland Garros that it will not be attending press conferences. Afterwards, the organizers of the tournament decided in a joint decision with the other various Grand Slam organizers that she would be fined and would continue to be fined whenever she did not show up for the trip.
BREAKING: Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from Wimbledon.
A statement from her team says: “Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year. She is taking some personal time with friends and family. She will be ready for the Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans.”
— Stuart Fraser (stu_fraser) June 17, 2021