World No. 2 Naomi Osaka continues her break for at least the first Grand Slam of the summer.
In order ESPN and other selling points, the Osaka team confirmed through a statement that it will not play at the Wimbledon Championships opening June 28th.
“Naomi will not be playing Wimbledon this year,” the statement says. “She takes 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 Japan-born superstar made international titles when she did he retired from the French Open after was fined $ 15,000 and threatened with disqualification for his refusal to participate in press conferences and other press events. She cited the mental health reasons for this decision, and the 23-year-old then pulled out of the month of the Berlin WTA 5000 tournament WTA 5000 which serves as a warm-up for Wimbledon.
While Osaka looks set to play in the Olympics, it’s not clear if she will compete in the U.S. Open held in New York later this summer.