Naomi Osaka This year’s US Open Tennis Champion has withdrawn from French Open Tennis because of her Hamstring injury. On Saturday, the 22-year-old Naomi had her left hamstring taped when she played against Victoria Azarenka in the US Open final in NewYork and won.
Naomi Osaka withdrew from French Open
Naomi Osaka posted on Instagram today, explaining her reasons to withdraw from the French Open, and thanks for the support she got these past three weeks. She also mentioned that, due to the two tournaments happening to come too close, she won’t have the time to prepare.
Naomi wrote on Instagram “Hey guys, first and foremost thank you so much for all the support over the last 3 weeks. I couldn’t have done it without you! Unfortunately, I won’t be able to play the French Open this year. My hamstring is still sore so I won’t have enough time to prepare for the clay – these 2 tournaments came too close to each other for me this time. I wish the organizers and players all the best. Miss you guys but you’ll see me sooner than later! Love Naomi.”
Naomi Osaka has been so popular not only for her win at the US Open Tennis but for her protest over the racial injustices and police cruelties happening over the country.
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Professional Japan tennis player who won the US Open Tennis this year, wore 7 different masks for her 7 matches. In her first match, Osaka wore a mask with the name of Breonna Taylor, who was killed in gunfire on March 13. In the second match, Osaka honoured a mask of Elijah McClain’s name on it. Elijah McClain was also a victim of racial injustice. Osaka wore a mask during the match with Ahmaud Arbery’s name on it. Ahmaud Arbery aged 25 was killed by two white men – a father and son. For her fourth match, Osaka wore a mask with the name Trayvon Martin. Trayvon Martin was shot dead by Mr Zimmerman.