Naomi Osaka Withdraws from the Melbourne Tennis Tournament Semifinal Over an Abdominal Injury, Saying her Body ‘Got a Shock’ From Not Playing in So Long

Tennis – WTA 250 – Melbourne Summer Set – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia – January 4, 2022 Japan’s Naomi Osaka reacts during her round of 32 match against France’s Alize Cornet REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from a tournament just ahead of the Australian Open due to an abdominal injury.

Osaka, 24, pulled out of the semifinals of the Melbourne Summer Set ahead of when she was scheduled to play Veronika Kudermetova of Russia.

“Sad to withdraw due to injury from my match today, my body got a shock from playing back to back intense matches after the break I took,” Osaka said in a tweet on January 7. “I’ll try to rest up and I’ll see you soon!”

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SOURCE: Yahoo! Sports, Katie Balevic