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Naomi Osaka, recent off her win on the United States Open tennis event final week, introduced Thursday night time that she wouldn’t compete within the French Open this month due to a sore hamstring.“My hamstring is still sore so I won’t have enough time to prepare for the clay — these 2 tournaments came too close to each other for me this time,” Ms. Osaka, 22, wrote in a message posted on Twitter, the place she has greater than 780,000 followers. “I wish the organizers and players all the best.”Ms. Osaka, who rose to No. three within the rankings this week, had beforehand stated she was not sure whether or not she would compete within the French Open, which is scheduled to start on Sept. 27.The U.S. Open victory was Osaka’s third Grand Slam title. During the competitors, she targeted consideration on systemic racism, sporting seven black face masks with white letters, spelling the names of Black individuals who had been killed by the police or by civilians.“The point is to make people start talking,” Osaka stated on the awards ceremony, which, just like the event itself, was carried out with out followers within the stadium due to the coronavirus. “The quarantine definitely gave me a chance to think about a lot of things, what I want to accomplish, what I want people to remember me by,” Osaka stated. “I think it definitely helped me out.”Osaka received her first Grand Slam title in 2018 on the U.S. Open however accepted the highest award amid jeers from the gang at Arthur Ashe Stadium. In that ultimate, she had defeated Serena Williams in a straight-sets match throughout which Williams clashed with a chair umpire who known as three code-of-conduct violations towards Williams. The crowd, unclear on the rules and upset on the therapy of Williams, booed throughout the awards ceremony.Osaka received her second Grand Slam title with a victory on the Australian Open in January 2019. Christopher Clarey contributed reporting.

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