Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-09-23 05:00:00 –
Indian Wells, CA >> Naomi Osaka withdrew from the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday. This is the expected move after showing that he plans to take a longer break from tennis following the defeat at the US Open this month.
The withdrawal was announced by the official Twitter feed of the Hard Court Tournament at Indian Wells, scheduled for October 4-17, after being delayed twice during the coronavirus pandemic.
Osaka is a four-time Grand Slam champion, ranked first and is currently eighth.
She finally played at the US Open and lost to runner-up Leylah Fernandez in the third round on September 3.
After the defeat, Osaka said, “I honestly don’t know when to play the next tennis match.”
Born in Japan and now based in the United States, 23-year-old Osaka took a break earlier this season. This is a mental health break that began when we withdrew from the French Open before the second round. She also returned to the Tokyo Olympics after sitting in Wimbledon and lit the cauldron at the opening ceremony.
“Recently, when I won, I felt relieved and not happy. After losing to Fernandez 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-4 at Flushing Meadows, Osaka said at a press conference. “I don’t think it’s normal.”
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