Naomi Osaka pulls out of Wimbledon due to Achilles injury

This will be the second year in a row that Osaka has decided to pull out of the grass court Grand Slam tournament. The four-time Grand Slam champion was named in the comeback list on Saturday, with a leg injury cited as the reason for her ouster.

The Japanese tennis player played through a left Achilles injury during her first-round loss at the French Open last month and had tape on her leg.

Osaka confirmed her return on social media on Saturday, tweeting, “My Achilles is still not perfect so I’ll see you next time,” and wrote in an Instagram post, “I have dreams of grass.”

The 24-year-old hasn’t played at the French Open since losing 7-5, 6-4 to Amanda Anisimova. During the match, for which he was said to have taken a pain reliever, Osaka tried to stretch his shoulder by pulling on the toe of his shoe during the changeover and turning his lower leg between the points. .

Osaka is a two-time champion in each of the hard-court Grand Slam events, the US Open (2018, 2020) and the Australian Open (2019, 2021). Her best Wimbledon result is third round performances in 2017 and 2018.

The star player saw her ranking jump to 85th place earlier this year, but returned to the top 50 after a run in the Miami Open final in March, where she fell to world No. 1 Inga Swietek. He has played just 17 matches this season and his ranking has dropped to 43rd this week.

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