Naomi Osaka withdrew from subsequent week’s Berlin WTA 5000 turf event on Monday, elevating questions concerning the four-time Grand Slam champion’s participation at Wimbledon later this month.
The choice comes after Japanese world quantity two Osaka withdrew from the French Open final week for psychological well being causes.
“We have now obtained a notification that Naomi Osaka can’t begin in Berlin. After consulting together with his administration, he’ll take a break, ”organizers of the Berlin occasion mentioned in a press release forward of the event that begins on June 14.
Osaka has not revealed when he plans to play subsequent, casting doubt on his participation in Wimbledon, which begins on June 28, and the Tokyo Olympics subsequent month.
The 23-year-old launched a brief assertion on social media on Saturday to thank her followers for his or her assist of her resolution to withdraw from the French Open following a dispute over her refusal to attend press conferences.