NAOMI OSAKA has quickly taken the tennis industry by storm – but she won’t be playing at Wimbledon this year.
The four-time major champion announced she will be absent from the legendary tournament.
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Which means this will be her second consecutive absence from SW19, having missed the last one due to mental health issues.
Find out all the information on why one of the rising tennis stars will do this NOT playing down at Wimbledon…
Why won’t Naomi Osaka play at Wimbledon 2022?
Osaka had an injury-plagued season that saw them only accumulate 17 games overall.
And the Japanese star confirmed on Twitter that a left Achilles injury has ruled her out of this year’s Wimbledon.
Osaka mentioned that her Achilles “still isn’t right” and then went on to describe where she is mentally.
Naomi wrote: “I feel like life keeps dealing cards and you’ll never get used to it.
“But how you adapt to uncomfortable situations really says something about your character.”
Which Grand Slams has Naomi Osaka won?
Osaka’s ranking has plummeted to 14 after their constant absences, but the talented youngster took first place in 2019.
And she climbed the ladder by winning FOUR Grand Slams since the beginning of her professional career.
Will Osaka be at the US Open?
The four-time winner is yet to confirm if she will be available for the US Open.
But Osaka will be hoping she can return for the Grand Slam that really put her name on the map.
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