After withdrawing from the Melbourne Summer Set, Naomi Osaka gives a positive update

After withdrawing from the Melbourne Summer Set, Naomi Osaka gives a positive update

After withdrawing from the Melbourne Summer Set, Naomi Osaka gives a positive update
Naomi Osaka / Pic: Twitter

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As she prepares to defend her title at the Australian Open later this month, the Japanese tennis star was scheduled to compete in the semi-finals of the WTA 250 event this morning. After withdrawing from the Melbourne Summer Set, Naomi Osaka gives a positive update.

Due to her withdrawal from the tournament, Veronika Kudermetova, her scheduled opponent, advances to the final, where she will face Simona Halep.
In the early hours of Friday morning, Osaka confirmed her resignation from the competition on Twitter.

“Sad to withdraw due to injury from my match today,” the world number 13 wrote. “My body got a shock from playing back-to-back intense matches after the break I took.

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“Thank you for all the love this past week. I’ll try to rest up and I’ll see you soon!”

After taking a break after the US Open, the four-time Grand Slam champion returned to the court at the Melbourne Summer Set earlier this month.

Following her withdrawal from the French Open in May, Osaka took a hiatus from tennis. In order to safeguard her mental health, the 24-year-old opted to skip Roland Garros media obligations.

“I’ve often felt people have no regard for athletes’ mental health and this rings very true when whenever I see a press conference or partake in one,” she wrote on Twitter.

“We’re often sat there and asked questions that we’ve been asked multiple times before or asked questions that bring doubt into our minds and I’m just not going to subject myself to people that doubt me.”

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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