MONTREAL (AP) — Naomi Osaka pulled out of the Nationwide Bank Initiate exhausting-court docket tuneup to be played in Montreal this month forward of the U.S. Initiate.
The match introduced the withdrawals of Osaka and two diverse top-10 avid gamers who possess won Enormous Slam titles, Sofia Kenin and Iga Swiatek, on Tuesday.
Osaka is coming off a third-spherical loss at the Tokyo Olympics, the build she had the honor of lighting the cauldron during the opening ceremony.
Earlier than that, the 23-one year-aged Osaka had now not competed anyplace since withdrawing sooner than her 2nd-spherical match at the French Initiate, citing the need for a psychological health wreck. She furthermore sat out Wimbledon completely.
She is ranked No. 2 and is the owner of four principal championships, all on exhausting courts, including this one year’s Australian Initiate.
The fourth-ranked Kenin, who won the 2020 Australian Initiate, has been sidelined by a foot injury since Wimbledon.
No. 8 Swiatek, remaining one year’s French Initiate champion, misplaced in the 2nd spherical of the Olympics.
The match begins Aug. 9.
The U.S. Initiate, the one year’s remaining principal championship, starts Aug. 30 in Unique York.
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