Naomi OsakaA four-time Grand Slam Champion, he has now withdrawn. the Australian Open, the Latest turn in a mysterious career.
It Australian Open announced Osaka’s withdrawal Sunday, Melbourne Dayana Yamastremska will move to the The main attraction of the The tournament starts on Jan.
OsakaYou are the winner the Australian Open In 2019 and 2021 she hasn’t played in a tournament in three years since September when she pulled out of a match in Japan because of abdominal pain.
It seemed that they were destined to be competitive. the The biggest tournaments in tennis the next decade, Osaka She has not been able to get back her former form after taking 2 long breaks during competition in 2021.
The first break came after her withdrawal from that season’s French OpenShe spoke out about her depression struggles in the public forum. For her return, the Olympic Games, midsummer. But after disappointing losses in the early rounds the U.S. OpenShe also announced an indefinite leave.
Osaka Returned to the Tour competed in Australia last January and appeared well down the Road back to where she was when she arrived the Last of the Miami Open She was born in April. In April, she stated that she would like to be number 1. 1 again. But an Achilles’ tendon injury cut short her clay-court season and also prevented her from playing in Wimbledon.
Osaka Then, they won only one match. the A disappointing summer hardcourt swing across North America. Osaka Was once thought to be the world’s premier hardcourt player. The Australian Open, the year’s first Grand Slam, is played on hardcourts as well.
Even with her infrequent play, and an unofficial ranking of 85th the Last February in the world Osaka It remains the number one the Highest earning athletes the With endorsement deals which have brought her total annual income up to over $50 million according to Forbes.
Und she is always very busy. the court. Osaka To further take control over her business portfolio, she opened a representation office in May. Osaka Stuart Duguid, her long-time agent, has left IMG the Evolve will be a conglomerate of entertainment and sports companies. Nick Kyrgios, an Australian Tennis star has joined since the Agents are also welcome.
To the Duguid claimed that it was time. Osaka’s main priority remained winning tennis matches and tournaments but that launching Evolve allowed her to engage her interests in culture and business.
“She’s not someone who likes to play video games and binge Netflix all day,” Duguid has been closely associated with Osaka Since she was just a teenager.
Duguid believed that Osaka’s business portfolio could grow to $150 million annually in the coming years through investments and ventures such as Kinlò, a skin care products company focused on people with darker skin tones.
The December issue of Osaka released a children’s book, “The Way Champs Play.” She said that she hopes the Buchen “inspires kids to chase their dreams and encourages them to believe they can do anything they put their minds to.”