Naomi Osaka withdraws from Wimbledon with Achilles injury


Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from Wimbledon with an Achilles injury.

Japan’s Osaka has not played since the French Open and recently posted a video of herself doing rehab on a treadmill.

The 24-year-old previously said she was “unsure” if she would play Wimbledon because of its lack of ranking points.

The ATP and WTA stripped the points from Wimbledon after the tournament banned Russian and Belarusian players over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Osaka’s name appeared on the singles entry list for Wimbledon when it was released last week, but she has not appeared in any of the grass-court events.