Naomi Osaka has decided not to play Wimbledon, the star’s agent said today.
Stuart Duguid, who represents the 4-time Grand Slam winner, told the AP that Osaka “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.”
Apparently, Wimbledon was in talks with the Osaka team about competing at the upcoming Grand Slam where she has never had success.
“You’ll be greatly missed, @naomiosaka – wishing you all the best at home and the Olympics and hope to welcome you back next year,” Wimbledon tweeted.
The No. 2-ranked Osaka is now scheduled to return on the friendlier hard courts in her home nation of Japan for the Tokyo Olympics at the end of July.
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