Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon, will play in Olympics
Tennis star Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from Wimbledon, but will still compete at the Tokyo Olympics, her agent said Thursday, per AP.
Why it matters: Wimbledon is the third tournament Osaka, 23, has withdrawn from in recent weeks. In May, Osaka withdrew from the French Open after the first round for a mental health break. Osaka also pulled out of next week's Berlin WTA 5000 tournament, per ESPN.
What they're saying: Osaka “is taking some personal time with friends and family," Osaka's agent, Stuart Duguid, said, per AP.
- "She will be ready for the Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans," he added.
Zoom out: Rafael Nadal also announced on social media Thursday that will sit out Wimbledon, set to begin June 28, and the Tokyo Olympics to rest and recover.