Naomi Osaka has decided to skip Wimbledon as she continues her break from professional tennis.
Osaka, the world No. 2 from Japan, was at the centre of a row at the French Open after she decided to skip her media duties throughout the tournament.
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She was threatened with expulsion from Roland Garros and future Slams and slapped with a fine of more than £10,000 before taking the decision out of the authorities’ hands and pulling out of the event.
Osaka said she would be taking a break from the sport for an undetermined amount of time and she has decided against playing at the All England Club later this month.
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‘Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year,’ a statement read. ‘She is taking some personal time with friends and family. She will be ready for the Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans.’
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