INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) — Naomi Osaka pulled out of the BNP Paribas Begin on Wednesday, a transfer that modified into expected after she indicated following her U.S. Begin loss this month that she planned to take hold of one other extended ruin from tennis.
The withdrawal modified into announced by the first price Twitter feed for the no longer easy-court docket event at Indian Wells, which is scheduled for Oct. 4-17 after twice being delayed all the design in which thru the coronavirus pandemic.
Osaka is a four-time Mountainous Slam champion who has been ranked No. 1 and is currently No. 8.
She final played at the U.S. Begin, where her title defense ended with a Third-spherical loss to eventual runner-up Leylah Fernandez on Sept. 3.
After that defeat, Osaka said: “I honestly don’t know after I’m going to play my next tennis match.”
Osaka, a 23-year-outmoded who modified into born in Japan and now’s basically basically based in the U.S., took ruin day earlier this season, a psychological wisely being ruin that started when she withdrew from the French Begin before her 2d-spherical match. She additionally sat out Wimbledon, then returned for the Tokyo Olympics, where she lit the cauldron all the design in which thru the hole ceremony.
“I feel treasure for me, no longer too long ago, after I preserve end, I don’t feel overjoyed, I feel more treasure a relief. After which after I lose, I feel very unhappy,” Osaka said at her news convention following the 5-7, 7-6 (2), 6-4 loss to Fernandez at Flushing Meadows. “I don’t mediate that’s frequent.”
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