Naomi Osaka to play in U.S. Open tune-up in Montreal


World No. 2 Naomi Osaka hasn’t competed since she withdrew from the French Open after she was fined $15,000 for not taking part in post-match press obligations on account of what she known as mental-health considerations. 

Osaka stays on monitor to play within the upcoming Summer time Olympics in Tokyo, and occasion organizers for the Nationwide Financial institution Open held in Montreal from Aug. 9-15 confirmed Wednesday the 23-year-old will take part in that event. 

Wimbledon champion and ladies’s world No. 1 Ashleigh Barty is amongst different well-known gamers scheduled to compete in Montreal. 

“We’re delighted to welcome the likes of Ashleigh Barty, Naomi Osaka and Aryna Sabalenka, in addition to Bianca Andreescu, who we all know will get a reception for the ages from our passionate followers in Montreal,” event director Eugene Lapierre defined in a press release shared by Reuters (h/t ESPN). 

In keeping with Sportsnet, the beforehand talked about Andreescu, a Canadian, and males’s dwelling legend Rafael Nadal will look to defend their Nationwide Financial institution Open titles they gained in 2019. Final yr’s occasions had been canceled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. 

Nadal pulled out of Wimbledon and the Olympics final month for well being causes not associated to the virus. 


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