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Osaka withdraws from French Open over hamstring injury

French Open to take place in Paris from Sept. 27 to Oct. 11, but without Japanese winner of US Open

Muhammed Enes Çallı   | 18.09.2020
Osaka withdraws from French Open over hamstring injury

ANKARA

US Open winner Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the French Open over a hamstring injury.

"Unfortunately I won't be able to play the French Open this year," Osaka said on social media late Thursday.

"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."

The 22-year-old Japanese player won the US Open on Saturday after defeating Victoria Azarenka 1-6, 6-3, and 6-3 in the final.

The French Open will take place in Paris from Sept. 27 to Oct. 11.

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