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Naomi Osaka is out with a suspected stomach injury.

Naomi Osaka is out with a suspected stomach injury.



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Former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka is now unable to catch a break after pulling out of her home Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on Thursday complaining of a stomach ache.

The four-time champion was set to play Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Mia in the second round, but withdrew, saying her “body wouldn’t allow it.”

“It’s an honor to be able to play in front of the amazing fans here in Japan at the Torey Pan Pacific Open,” Osaka said in a statement released by the organizers.

“This is a special race for me and it always will be and I wish I could go on the court today but my body won’t let me.”

She added: “Thank you for all your support this week and see you next year.

Osaka was looking to end a poor run in Tokyo, where she was the defending champion from the last time the tournament was completed in 2019.

She is ranked world No. 48 after a disastrous run in which she was eliminated in the first round of her previous three tournaments.

Osaka’s first-round match against Australia’s Daria Saville in Tokyo lasted just seven minutes before her opponent collapsed with a knee injury.

Saville retired from the match and it was later revealed that she had torn her anterior cruciate ligament.

He admitted on Monday that Osaka had gone “from top to bottom” this year.

“This year has not been good for me, but I have learned a lot about myself,” she said, adding, “I am happy to be healthy.”

“Life is full of ups and downs, and this year has been more than competitive, but overall I’m very happy with where I am now.”

The 24-year-old has been out of the top 10 so far in the 2022 season and suffered first-round defeats at both the French and US Opens.

Osaka pulled out of Wimbledon with an Achilles injury after considering skipping the tournament because he was unable to score a ranking point.

She has previously spoken about her struggles with mental health issues, including anxiety and depression.

Her exit from the Pan Pacific Open was the latest blow to the tournament, which saw several big names go out in the early rounds.

In their opening match, Spain’s Paula Badosa and second seed Caroline Garcia were eliminated from the tournament against Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina.

Number six seed Karolina Pliskova 6-3, 6-4 on Thursday as Croatia’s Petra Martic advanced to the second round and the Czech became the victim of the next seed.

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