Naomi Osaka had a very stormy Roland Garros 2021. Before the start of the tournament you had said that you would not give press conferences, as they would mentally destabilize the tennis players.
Criticisms and threats arrived from the other Slam events, who even asked Osaka to retrace her steps, subject to exclusion from the majors. As a result, the young Japanese star first withdrawn from the French Open, then her official said she will be out also from the Berlin tournament, WTA tournament on grass in preparation for Wimbledon.
The organizers of the WTA in Berlin, in a statement explained the situation. They said: “We have received notification Naomi Osaka cannot start in Berlin. After consulting her management di lei, she will take a break.”
Naomi Osaka out from the Berlin: will she play Wimbledon 2021?
Osaka has returned home to the United States since she retired from the French Open. Now there is a lot of concern for Wimbledon: the 4-time Slam champion may not play on the London lawns, especially after the media storm of recent weeks. There is a lot of concern about it, as Naomi is one of the most anticipated stars on Chruch Road.
The Japanese, in a brief statement after withdrawing from Paris, said: “Just want to thank you for all the love,” Osaka wrote on her Instagram story. “Haven’t been on my phone much but I wanted to hop on here and tell you all that I really appreciate it.”
Naomi was the protagonist of another incredible protest in 2020. At the Western & Southern Open to protest Jacob Blake’s shooting, then don masks with the names of black victims of racist violence or police brutality during the US Open, after all that has happened since the shocking death of George Floyd and with the birth of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Wimbledon will begin on June 28, 2021, following the cancellation of 2020 due to the global health emergency triggered by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Naomi Osaka should be one of the absolute protagonists of the London fortnight, but to date there are real doubts about her landing in British land.