Wimbledon 2022 ladies’ singles will also have to do without Naomi Osaka, who has explained in recent hours the reasons that will not allow her to go to the lawns of the All England Club this year.
The Japanese has not yet overcome her Achilles tendon injury. On her Twitter account, Naomi wrote: “My Achilles tendon is still not well, so see you next time. After the storm, it’s clear.
It’s a way of saying that I try to learn concretely. I feel like life keeps shuffling the cards and you never get used to it, but it’s how you adapt to sticky situations that reveal your character.
I’ve been repeating a mantra to myself lately in my head, I don’t know if it’s to subconsciously help me through times of stress or to help my mind realize that everything will be fine as long as I keep working.
What more can we do? Every day before I go to sleep, I think of all the people I love and how grateful I am to have them in my life. I wish them the best and hope that my existence brings them the same joy.”
For the second consecutive year, the Japanese will therefore not participate in Wimbledon. Osaka had also criticized the WTA Tour’s decision not to award points in response to the tournament organizers’ decision.
What everyone really wants to figure out is: will we ever find the real Naomi Osaka? Has the Japanese already given the best of herself in women’s tennis? The tweet she posted is very enigmatic: is Naomi thinking of an imminent farewell to tennis? It would be a blow for the WTA, but for now we are only talking about hypotheses.
Coming back to Wimbledon, the London tournament continues to lose pieces. The organizers of the Championships announced about a month ago that Russian and Belarusian tennis players could not participate in the prestigious tournament that closes the grass season.
The severe measure will affect 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 names in the women’s tournament, as Aryna Sabalenka, Victoria Azarenka, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Daria Kasatkina, Veronika Kudermetova, Liudmila Samsonova and Aliaksandra Sasnovich will not participate in the third Slam of 2022.
As we know, Roger Federer, Naomi Osaka and Venus Williams are also eliminated, while Serena Williams will return.