The sport of tennis should be with out one among its greatest gamers for a little bit bit longer.
After withdrawing from the French Open on account of the controversy surrounding her skipping her media availability, her workforce introduced on Thursday that the star can also be withdrawing from Wimbledon.
These are two of the premier tournaments for the game and Osaka — unquestionably top-of-the-line gamers on the planet — will miss each.
She determined to take a psychological well being break after the French Open controversy and nonetheless appears to be on that break with Wimbledon arising. In an announcement, her workforce mentioned she is “taking some private time with family and friends” and that she shall be able to play within the Olympics.
BREAKING: Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from Wimbledon.
A press release from her workforce says: “Naomi gained’t be enjoying Wimbledon this yr. She is taking some private time with family and friends. She shall be prepared for the Olympics and is worked up to play in entrance of her residence followers.”
— Stuart Fraser (@stu_fraser) June 17, 2021
Osaka did say she was taking an indefinite break from competitors, so this isn’t essentially out of nowhere. However it’s actually a giant blow for the game. The match actually gained’t be the identical with out her.
She’s the world’s quantity 2 participant proper and a budding star, to boot, at simply 23 years outdated. The game is hands-down higher together with her in it.
However she’s prioritizing her psychological well being. And that’s an excellent factor. It’s additionally one thing followers have supported and praised from her.
The game will at all times be right here when she will get again.