Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open on account of hamstring damage
PARIS — U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the French Open due to an injured left hamstring.
Osaka joins defending champion Ash Barty in skipping the French Open, which opens on Sept. 27 in Paris.
Osaka, who’s ranked No. 3, harm the hamstring final month on the Western & Southern Open, additionally in New York, and withdrew from that match’s ultimate due to it, then wore heavy tape through the U.S. Open.
“Sadly I received’t be capable of play the French Open this yr,” Osaka mentioned on Twitter. “My hamstring remains to be sore so I received’t have time to organize for the clay — these two tournaments got here too shut to one another for me this time.”
Osaka wouldn’t have been a favourite on the clay floor. The U.S. Open title was her third main match title.
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