Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka pulls out of Wuhan Open

ANI | Updated: Sep 23, 2018 23:00 IST

Florida [USA], Sep 23 (ANI): Recently-crowned US Open champion Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the ongoing Wuhan Open due to a viral illness.
The announcement came after Osaka slumped to a 6-4, 6-4 loss against Karolina Pliskova in the finals of the Toray pan-Pacific Open.
"I'm very sorry to have to withdraw from Wuhan. I look forward to playing in Wuhan next year," WTA official website quoted Osaka, as saying.
Expressing disappointment over Osaka's withdrawal, tournament director Fabrice Chouquet said that they are sorry for not having the world number seven in the tournament.
"Naomi has had an amazing few weeks and we're very sorry not to see her here in Wuhan. Of course, we wish her a quick recovery from her illness," Chouquet said.
Earlier, former world number one Victoria Azarenka had also pulled out of the tournament due to a viral illness. (ANI)