World number 2 Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from this month's Wimbledon championships for personal reasons…
but her agent confirmed to Reuters on Thursday that she will be ready for the Tokyo Olympics that start at the end of July.
“Naomi won't be playing Wimbledon this year. She is taking some personal time with friends and family.”
The news comes on the heels of the 23 year-old quitting the French Open last month after organizers fined her $15,000 and threatened her with expulsion from the tournament when she refused to attend mandatory post-match press conferences.
Something Osaka announced in the build-up to the tournament.
Osaka’s defense was that she has "social anxiety" and she explained that the media's line of questioning after matches impacted her mental health.
Osaka's sudden withdrawal led to an outpouring of support from fellow tennis professionals and other athletes.
Following the news of Osaka pulling out of Wimbledon, the tournament’s organizers, the All England Lawn Tennis Club, said Osaka would be "greatly missed" at the Grand Slam this year.