Naomi Osaka came from a set down to beat Viktoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 to claim her third grand slam title at the US Open last week but she won’t be participating in the forthcoming French Open.
The World number number 10 said she is still nursing a sore harmstring injury which won’t give her enough time to prepare for the French Open.
She made this announcement known to the public via her verified Twitter page.
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) September 18, 2020
The 22-year-old will have to wait till next year to see if she will be able to progress beyond the third round of the French Open after failing to do so in three attempts.
The French Open is billed to hold between the 21st of September and 11th of October this year at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris.