Four times Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is not sure if she will be playing at this year’s Wimbledon Championships. The player said that it is a kind of motivation to take part in events when the ranking points are awarded resulting in rising in the rankings.
Osaka’s journey got ended today at the first round of the French Open tournament at the hands of Amanda Animisova, who also beat her in the Australian Open’s third round. The Japanse did not have a very good year this season as her best results were progressing to the final at Miami Open where she got outlasted by No. 1 WTA player Iga Swiatek from Poland who has won five back to back WTA titles this season so far. “I’m someone who gets motivated by the idea of rising in the rankings,” said Osaka as reported by a tennis journalist Jose Morgado. She also said, “The intention of this measure was good, but the execution is all over the place.”
ATP and WTA recently announced the removal of ranking points from this year’s Wimbledon Championships in response to the major banning players on basis of their nationality.
Meanwhile, former World No. 1 Osaka said that she struggled with injury and she did not feel the injury until the second set. The player was not able to practice enough and played fewer events this year coming back from her mental health journey.