Naomi Osaka adds another “setback” at the Tokyo Open | Video

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Naomi Osakaformer number one in the world, gave up this Thursday in the defense of the title of the Pan Pacific Opencelebrated on tokyoafter withdrawing before her second-round match against the Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia due to a abdominal pain.

“I’m sorry I can’t compete today,” said the four-time Grand Slam champion, who won the tournament in 2019 when it was played in her hometown, Osaka.

“This has been and always will be a special tournament for me and I would like to have gone out on the track today, but my body does not allow it, “he said.

This is a new mishap for the 24-year-old tennis player, who stayed without playing all grass season with an Achilles tendon injury and also withdrew from his first-round match in Toronto with a back problem in the phase prior to US Open.

(With information from Reuters)

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