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Naomi Osaka Will Not Play in Wimbledon, per Report

Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the 2022 Wimbledon tournament, per BBC Sport.

This will make it the third year in a row that the Japanese player has been absent at Wimbledon. The tournament was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She then skipped the 2021 tournament to spend time with family before the Tokyo Olympics.

The 24-year-old has not played since the French Open, in which she lost in the first round, as she continues to recover from an achilles injury. Osaka recently posted a video of her running on an underwater treadmill to show her progress.