Tennis – Qatar Open 2019: Naomi Osaka Withdraws Due To Back Injury
World number one Naomi Osaka will miss one week from now’s Qatar Open with back damage.
The Japanese, who a month ago won a second progressive grand slam by beating Petra Kvitova in the Australian Open final, endured a comparative issue a year ago that saw her miss the Hong Kong Open.
It would have denoted Osaka’s first competition since her triumph in Melbourne, however the 21-year-old will rather set aside opportunity to recuperate.
Australian Open champion said:
“I am sorry to have withdraw from Doha this year as I was looking forward to playing and seeing my fans there,”
“I wish everyone a great week and hope to see everyone next year.”
There is a lot of star ability in plain view in Doha, with 2014 hero Simona Halep – who Osaka supplanted on the rankings – joined by 2017 victor Karolina Pliskova, just as Angelique Kerber and Kiki Bertens.
AO champ, Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from next week’s Qatar Open with a back injury.
Pavlyuchenkova, Keys, Q. Wang also OUT of Doha #wta
— Grigor. (@Scores_WTA) February 5, 2019
Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the Qatar Open owing to her back injury. Osaka, who recently won the Australian Open, also missed the Hong Kong open in October because of problems with her back. pic.twitter.com/P7RASlJtEe
— The Sports Rumour (@thesportsrumour) February 6, 2019
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— BetFast.com (@BetFastcom) February 6, 2019
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