Naomi Osaka withdraws from Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Two-time champion Naomi Osaka has confirmed she will not play at the Australian Open, adding her name to a growing list of notable withdrawals. Organizers confirmed in a tweet that Japan’s Osaka  will not be playing in Melbourne. Osaka was the Australian Open champion in 2019 and 2021. Osaka’s ranking has slipped to 47 and she hasn’t played since September after withdrawing during the second round in Tokyo.

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