Naomi Osaka to skip Wimbledon but compete at Tokyo Olympics
Japan's Naomi Osaka leaves the court after losing to Kazakstan's Yulia Putintseva in a Women's singles match during day one of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London, Monday, July 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
The Associated Press
Published Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:57PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, June 17, 2021 2:57PM EDT
LONDON (AP) - Naomi Osaka's agent says the four-time Grand Slam champion will sit out Wimbledon and compete at the Tokyo Olympics.
Stuart Duguid wrote Thursday in an email 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.”
Osaka, a 23-year-old who was born in Japan, withdrew from the French Open after the first round, saying she needed a mental health break.