Naomi Osaka confirms her withdrawal from Indian Wells | Tennis News
Naomi Osaka had told the US Open that she was planning to take a break from sports; the 23-year-old won her first WTA title at Indian Wells in 2018; Johanna Konta has also withdrawn from upcoming WTA events in Chicago and Indian Wells
Last updated: 09/27/21 6:11 am
Naomi Osaka, who told the US Open that she plans to take a break from tennis, has officially withdrawn from next month’s BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells.
The four-time Grand Slam champion fell in the third round of the year’s major final and then told reporters she needed a break to focus on her sanity.
Osaka has struggled on the pitch since pulling out of Roland Garros in May amid a row with tournament officials over required media appearances, which she says has had an impact. negative on it.
The 23-year-old Japanese player won her first WTA title at Indian Wells in 2018.
“We can’t wait to see you in 2022, Naomi,” the tournament said on Twitter.
Konta withdraws from Chicago and Indian Wells
Johanna Konta has withdrawn from upcoming WTA events in Chicago and Indian Wells.
The 30-year-old withdrew from the US Open with a thigh injury, hours before she played her first-round match last month.
Konta was also forced to miss Wimbledon after a member of her team tested positive for Covid-19 at the tournament event, as she pulled out of the Olympics after contracting it herself. same.