Naomi Osaka withdraws from Tokyo
Naomi Osaka had to pull out of the WTA 500 in Tokyo before heading into her match against Brazilian player Beatriz Haddad Maia.
During this year 2022 it has not been possible to take full advantage of the presence of the local hero in the world of tennis since in her first match she could barely spend nine minutes on the court before the serious injury suffered by Daria Gavrilova. The next day, that is to say this day of Thursday, he had to leave the table due to illness.
“I’m really sorry that I can’t compete todayOsaka said in a statement. “It’s an honor to be able to play the Toray Pan Pacific Open in front of amazing fans here in Japan. This has been and always will be a special tournament for me and I wish I was on the court today but my body won’t let me thank you for all your support this week and see you next year”.
The positive for the Japanese is that no physical injury could hinder her performance for the rest of the season. “I think, of course, the year has not been the best for me, but I think in general I have learned a lot about myselfOsaka said in a pre-tournament press conference. “I’m happy to be healthy because in Europe I got injured and it was the first injury that took so long to heal. I think life has its ups and downs and this one was lower than it was high but overall I’m happy with where I am now“, he explained.
There is one month of competition left but Osaka, after leaving the WTA 500 in Tokyo, feels very sad because once a year she can compete in her country and she really wanted to be able to do well.
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