Tennis star Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon but will play at Tokyo Olympics


Tokyo: Tennis star Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from this year’s Wimbledon but is planning on returning at the Tokyo Olympics, according to her agent Stuart Duguid.

“Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year,” the statement read. “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.”

The summer Olympics begin on July 23.

This is the third tournament the women’s No. 2 ranked tennis player will miss after withdrawing from the French Open and opting out of a Wimbledon warmup tournament in Berlin.

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