Japanese Tennis Star and four-time Grand Slam winner, Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from Wimbledon but will play Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, her agent confirmed on Thursday.
Earlier on Thursday, two-time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal also announced that he would miss this year’s tournament as well as the Olympics “to prolong his career”.
“Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year,” the 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.”
The ace tennis player revealed that she had been dealing with anxiety and depression since bursting into the limelight by winning the US Open in 2018, the first of her four Grand Slam titles.