Naomi Osaka will not play at the French Open. Just last week Osaka won the U.S. Open. Osaka revealed on social media that she is battling a hamstring injury. "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." She previously told reporters she suffered the injury during the Western & Southern Open, which was held a week before the start of the US Open
US Open winner Naomi Osaka says the quarantine gave her a "chance to slowdown". The 22-year-old from Japan was comprehensively outplayed by VictoriaAzarenka in the first set of the women's final but recovered brilliantly totriumph 1-6 6-3 6-3. She said: “My life was always go, go tennis-wise,especially after the previous US Open that I won. It definitely acceleratedthings, and I’ve never had a chance to slow down. "The quarantine definitelygave me a chance to think a lot about things, what I want to accomplish, whatI want people to remember me by. I came into this tournament with thatmindset. I think it definitely helped me out.”
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Naomi Osaka has been making a statement with her face masks during the U.S. Open. She has worn masks featuring the names of Breonna Taylor and Elijah McClain in previous rounds. On Friday Osaka's mask was emblazoned with the name of Ahmaud Arbery. Osaka beat Marta Kostyuk 6-3, 6-7 (4), 6-2 in New York. Last Thursday Osaka pulled out of her semifinal at the Western & Southern Open in the aftermath of Jacob Blake's shooting.
Serena Williams' search for a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title will extend into another year after an Achilles tendon injury forced her to withdraw from the French Open on Wednesday. Freddie Joyner has more.
CNN reports that Serena Williams has pulled out of the French Open. Williams is suffering from an Achilles injury. The withdrawal comes ahead of her scheduled second round match against Tsvetana Pironkova. Williams was trying to win a record-equaling 24th grand slam title at Roland Garros. She said the injury that was sustained at the U.S Open in New York hadn't recovered sufficiently for her to compete in Paris.
Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna has experienced three different bio bubbles over the last one month, the latest being in Paris. In this chat with HT ahead of the 2020 French Open, India's highest ranked player talks about the difference in the bubbles, hitting his straps quickly after a long break by making the quarter-finals of the US Open and the ATP Italian Open with rising star Denis Shapovalov, and his expectations from the clay-courts of Roland Garros.
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