Naomi Osaka abstained from the final of the tour tournament with an injury on August 30 at 2:07 a.m.
Tennis player Naomi Osaka abstained from the final of a tour tournament in the United States due to an injury to the back of her left thigh.
Osaka was scheduled to play in the final of a tour tournament in New York, which is positioned as a prelude to the U.S. Open, but organizers announced that Osaka abstained from the final due to an injury to the back of his left thigh.
Osaka said through the tournament organizers, “I hurt the back of my left thigh in the tie-break of the second set of the semi-final and didn’t recover overnight. I’m sorry to have abstained from the injury.”
In protest at the tournament, Osaka announced that he would abstain from the semi-finals for a time as a protest against a black man being shot from behind by a police officer in Wisconsin, but in response to this, the tournament itself was in a situation where all the matches on the 27th were delayed, and Osaka later withdrew the boycott and protested against racism in the semi-finals on the 28th. Black people’s lives are also important.”
Osaka showed up at the awards ceremony and said, “I’m proud of everyone in the tournament who stood up for the right thing. We’ve taken a big step.”
Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka won the tournament, ranked 59th in the world.