Osaka amongst 3 to drag out of tuneup in Montreal


MONTREAL — Naomi Osaka pulled out of the Nationwide Financial institution Open hard-court tuneup to be performed in Montreal this month forward of the US Open.

The event introduced the withdrawals of Osaka and two different top-10 gamers who’ve gained Grand Slam titles, Sofia Kenin and Iga Swiatek, on Tuesday.

Osaka is coming off a third-round loss on the Tokyo Olympics, the place she had the dignity of lighting the cauldron through the opening ceremony.

Earlier than that, the 23-year-old Osaka had not competed anyplace since withdrawing earlier than her second-round match on the French Open, citing the necessity for a psychological well being break. She additionally sat out Wimbledon totally.

She is ranked No. 2 and is the proprietor of 4 main championships, all on laborious courts, together with this 12 months’s Australian Open.

The fourth-ranked Kenin, who gained the 2020 Australian Open, has been sidelined by a foot harm since Wimbledon.

No. 8 Swiatek, final 12 months’s French Open champion, misplaced within the second spherical of the Olympics.

The event begins Aug. 9.

The US Open, the 12 months’s final main championship, begins Aug. 30 in New York.

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