Four-time major winner Naomi Osaka unsure of playing at Wimbledon without ranking points.
Written by News Room on May 24, 2022
Four-time major winner Naomi Osaka is not sure she will play Wimbledon, saying that without ranking points it is more like an exhibition.
The ATP and WTA stripped the points after Wimbledon banned Russian and Belarusian players over Russian’s invasion of Ukraine.
Osaka did not criticise the move but said earning points was a motivation.
Former world number one Osaka, aged 24, was speaking after her first-round defeat by Amanda Anisimova at the French Open on Monday.
The Japanese player is 38th in the world rankings after taking several breaks from the sport last year to protect her mental health.