Naomi Osaka knocked out of first round of French Open, could not play at Wimbledon


Naomi Osaka’s return to the French Open ended with the first round.

The former number one player lost 7-5, 6-4 on the court in their opening match against Amanda Anisimova at Roland Garros on Suzanne Lenglen.

Osaka is a four-time Grand Slam champion with two mental health breaks last season. This includes what started when she withdrew before her French Open second round match.

Anisimova is a 20-year-old American who reached the semi-finals of the 2019 French Open. She also beat Osaka in the third round of the Australian Open last January.

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Naomi Osaka reacts after losing to Amanda Anisimova in the first round of the French Open.

Osaka made two double faults on the breakpoint, once in each set. As Anishimova led 4-3 in the second game, Osaka took a 40-0 lead in the next game, but the USA held out.

Osaka played with tape on his left Achilles tendon. He is stretching with his right foot after breaking in Game 7 of the 2nd set.

The tennis star also said she was “more leaning towards not playing” again at Wimbledon, giving her ranking points this year after the WTA and ATP banned players from Russia and Belarus by the All England Club due to the invasion of Ukraine. Because I said I wouldn’t. Wimbledon kicks off on June 27th.

The former No. 1 player missed Wimbledon 2021 as part of a mental health break after withdrawing from the French Open.

Osaka, who lost their first round at Roland Garros on Monday, said the move with the tennis tour suspending ranking points at Wimbledon “looks like it’s affecting my psyche”. “

“I’m the type of person who gets motivated to see my rank go up,” she said, but added that she needs to think more about the matter before making a final decision and may change her mind.

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