Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon

Afp, Los Angeles

19 June, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Japanese star Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from Wimbledon, her agent confirmed Thursday, weeks after the world number two pulled out of the French Open citing her struggle with depression and anxiety.

"Naomi won't be playing Wimbledon this year," Osaka's agent Stuart Duguid said in an email to AFP. "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."

Meanwhile, US Open champion Dominic Thiem on Thursday joined Spanish superstar Rafael Nadal in withdrawing from the Tokyo Olympics.

World number five Thiem said he wanted to concentrate on Wimbledon and then defending his only Grand Slam title in New York.

 


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