Wimbledon 2022 women's singles will also have to do without Naomi Osaka, who in the last few hours she has explained the reasons that will not allow her to go to court on the lawns of the All England Club this year. The Japanese has not yet overcome her Achilles tendon injury.
Naomi, on her Twitter account, wrote: "My Achilles tendon is still not well, so see you next time. After the storm, it's clear. This is a way of saying that I'm trying to learn concretely. I feel like life. keep shuffling the cards and you'll never get used to them, but it's the way you adapt to awkward situations that reveals your character.
I've been repeating a mantra in my head in the last period, I don't know if to help myself subconsciously in times of stress or to help my mind realize that everything will be fine as long as I work. What more could you do? Every day, before I go to sleep, I think about all the people I love and how grateful I am to have them in my life.
I wish them all the best and I hope my existence brings them the same joy." For the second consecutive year, therefore, the Japanese will not take part in Wimbledon. Osaka had also criticized the WTA Tour's decision not to award points in response to the decision of the tournament organizers.
What everyone really wants to understand is: will we ever get the real Naomi Osaka back? Has the Japanese already given the best of women's tennis? The Tweet she released is very cryptic: Is Naomi thinking about an imminent goodbye to tennis? It would be a blow to the WTA, but for now we are only talking about hypotheses.
Going back to talking about Wimbledon, the London Slal continues to lose pieces. The organizers of the Championships, about a month ago, announced that Russian and Belarusian tennis players will not be able to participate in the prestigious tournament that closes the season on grass.
To be hit by the tough measure will be tennis players of the caliber of Daniil Medvedev, current world number one, Andrey Rublev, Karen Khachanov, Aslan Karatsev and Ilya Ivashka. There will also be illustrious defections in the women's tournament, considering that Aryna Sabalenka, Victoria Azarenka, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Daria Kasatkina, Veronika Kudermetova, Liudmila Samsonova and Aliaksandra Sasnovich will not participate in the third Major of 2022. As we know, Roger Federer, Naomi Osaka and Venus Williams are also out, while Serena Williams will return.