fter her withdrawal from the French Open, Japan’s Naomi Osaka has also cancelled her participation in next week’s grass court tournament in Berlin.
Osaka abandoned the French Open — where she didn’t talk to the media and was faced with threats of harsher sanctions — before her second-round match in Paris last week.
She claimed she repeatedly suffers from depression.
Osaka will now also not play in Berlin, with organisers saying on Sunday:
“Unfortunately we have also received the notification that Naomi Osaka cannot start in Berlin. After consulting her management, she will take a break.”
It is still unclear how long Osaka will stay away from the courts and whether she will compete at Wimbledon from June 28.