The Japanese tennis player, champion in the American Grand Slam, assured that she was not in the best physical shape for the tournament.
Naomi Osaka, recent US Open champion, announced on Thursday night in Argentina that she will not play Roland Garros. The Japanese, through her social networks, justified the decision based on an injury. The French contest loses one of the main cheerleaders of the women’s team and she resigns the chance to win one of the Grand Slams that she still has.
“Hello friends, first of all I want to thank you very much for the support during the last three weeks. I couldn’t have done it without you ”, wrote the world number 3 through her Twitter account, opening her message with gratitude after winning the US Open.
After its introduction, it gave rise to the novelty and the explanation of its absence: “Unfortunately, I will not be able to play the French Open this year, ‘he said. My hamstrings still hurt so I won’t have time to prepare for the brick dust. “
“This time these tournaments were very close to each other. I wish the best to the organizers and the players. I will miss them, but they will see me sooner rather than later ”, the Japanese said goodbye.
Osaka aspired to complete a Roland Garros in which for the first time she could overcome the third round, a phase in which she was eliminated in the last two years. The dust of Paris, as well as the grass of Wimbledon, have been the two surfaces in which the tennis player, champion in the Australian cement and the US Open, has not been able to stand out yet.
However, the ailment that has dragged on since the tour that began the tennis activity jeopardized his chances of competing in France.
The Japanese had already had to withdraw from the Cincinnati final and during the two weeks at Flushing Meadows she competed with a bandage on the thigh of her left leg, which, as it was seen in the final with Victoria Azarenka, was hit with a fist continuously so as not to succumb.
Even at the time of celebrating the title, he dropped very slowly on the track and explained: “I see that everyone collapses when they come out champions; I just wanted to do it in a safer way for my body ”. Sure, he had battled for three sets in the definition with the Belarusian.