By Elijah Odetokun
Reigning US Open champion Naomi Osaka has opted out of the 2020 French Open this September due to injury, she confirmed on her social media pages.
“Unfortunately I won’t be able to play the French Open this year. My hamstring is still sore so I won’t have enough time to prepare for the clay – these 2 tournaments came too close to each other for me this time. US open youngest winners
I wish the organizers and players all the best.” the three-time Grand Slam champion said.
The same injury forced her to withdraw from the Cincinnati Masters final and gave Azarenka a walkover victory before defeating the same opponent in the US Open final.
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The French Open is scheduled to be held between September 27 to October 11. Osaka has never made it past the third round of the French Open.