Osaka had retired from the Western & Southern Open in New York roughly an hour and a half before the women’s singles final on Saturday, August 29. The reason? A left hamstring injury sustained the day before in her 6-2, 7-6 (7-5) victory in the semifinals against Elise Martens.
Naomi Osaka, preparing to compete in her first tennis tournament since the Tokyo Olympics, briefly took a break during a pre-tournament news conference on Monday after she started crying.
Osaka withdrawal news was like 'a punch to the gut,' says Patrick McEnroe. (CNN) Naomi Osaka says the heartbreaking situations in Haiti and Afghanistan have made her feel grateful for her tennis ...
Out of WTA Finals with shoulder injury, Naomi Osaka remains optimistic. The world No. 3 doesn't believe the injury is serious, and should only require rest to repair, rather than surgery.
The Japanese tennis superstar is taking an indefinite break. In a sport and era of unprecedented pressure, Osaka should be in no rush to return.
Professional tennis player Naomi Osaka announced on May 31 that she will withdraw from the French Open to focus on her mental well-being. (Reuters)
Naomi Osaka admitted that at times over the last year she felt ungrateful about her view that playing tennis on the world stage was not enough of an accomplishment in itself.
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