Naomi Osaka pulls out of French Open with hamstring injury

Naomi Osaka holding the US Open trophy following her win at the 2020 tournament on September 12.

Recently crowned US Open champion Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the French Open.

Osaka revealed that she was suffering a hamstring injury and that the time between both events was too close for her to recover.

“Unfortunately, I won’t be able to play the French Open this year,” she tweeted.

“My hamstring is still sore so I won’t have time to prepare for the clay – these two tournaments came too close to each other for me this time. I wish the organisers and players all the best,” she continued.

The world No 3 ranked joins world No 1 Ash Barty in pulling out of competition at Roland Garros.

Barty pulled out earlier this month, citing concerns over coronavirus and a lack of training time with her coach.

The French Open is scheduled to begin 27 September despite high numbers of COVID-19 cases reported in the country.