Japan’s former world number one Naomi Osaka’s troubles continued after she was forced to withdraw from the Tokyo Tennis Championships today, after she complained of stomach pains before her scheduled match against the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maya in the second round. “It is a great honor for me to participate in the Tokyo Games in front of such a wonderful crowd here in Japan,” Osaka said in a statement issued by the organizers.
“This tournament was and always will be special for me and I wish I could get on the pitch and play the match, but my body wouldn’t let me,” she added. “Thank you for all your support this week and I’ll see you next year,” she added.
Osaka, crowned with four major titles in the Grand Slam, was looking to end a bad streak of performance in Tokyo, where she had been the title holder since the last time the tournament was held in 2019, especially after her ranking fell to 48th in the world after her exit from the first round in the last three. courses you participated in. The first round match for Osaka in Tokyo against Australian Daria Savile lasted only seven minutes before her opponent injured her knee.
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