Just weeks after pulling out of the French Open to focus on her mental health, Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the Berlin WTA 5000 tournament — a tuneup for Wimbledon. The grass tournament starts on June 14, which is exactly two weeks before Wimbledon gets underway on June 28.
“We have received notification Naomi Osaka cannot start in Berlin. After consulting her management, she will take a break,” Berlin event organizers said in a statement.
As of now, Osaka, 23, is set to participate in Wimbledon.
Following her decision to pull out of the French Open, Osaka released a statement explaining that she will be focusing on her mental health.