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Naomi Osaka Withdraws from Wimbledon Citing Achilles’ Injury

Naomi Osaka, whose four Grand Slam wins came on hard courts, will not play at Wimbledon later this month, she announced in a social media post on Saturday.

Her message shared photos of her rehabbing and receiving acupuncture treatment on her left Achilles’ tendon, an injury which plagued her through a first-round ouster at the French Open last month.

Osaka, who has won both hard court Grand Slams — the Australian and U.S. Opens — twice, has never made it past the third round at Wimbledon. She last played the event in 2019, losing in the first round in a year that saw her change coaches after rising to her first No.