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“Body shocked”: Osaka withdraws from open warm-up

Melbourne: Naomi Osaka withdrew from the Australian Open warm-up tournament yesterday and opened the Melbourne Summerset title door to Simona Halep, saying she was “shocked” after finishing her first four-month match. .. Australian Open champion Osaka has been on the court for the first time this week since the tearful exit of the US Open. After that, she took a long break to deal with her personal problems.

In Melbourne, she played three games in a row and they made a sacrifice. She withdrew against Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova before the semi-finals at Rod Laver Arena began. In a statement released by the Australian Open on Twitter, Japanese superstar Topseed said, “Unfortunately, I have an abdominal injury and need to rest and prepare for #AusOpen.” ..

Osaka, who fell to 13th place in the ranking, added in his Twitter feed that he had a tough return in the opening round of this year’s Grand Slam starting January 17, and didn’t want to push too hard. I withdrew because I was injured in today’s game. After taking a break, I was shocked to play a series of fierce matches, “she said. “Thank you for all your love last week. I will try to rest, and I will see you soon.”

The four-time Grand Slam champion defeated France’s 61st-placed veteran Alizé Cornet 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in the first match on Tuesday. He then defeated Belgium’s Maryna Zanevska 6-1 and 6-1 and then defeated Germany’s Andrea Petkovic 6-1 and 7-5 to advance to the semi-finals. With her withdrawal, Kudermetova went to the final without a vote, where she met Halep. Halep defeated Chinese teenager Chung Qin Wen 6-3, 6-2. With this victory, Romanians, who suffered from last year’s injury, advanced to the WTA Singles Final for the 13th consecutive year.


“I’m really happy to be in the finals of the first tournament of the year. I feel good and I’m happy with how I play,” said two Grand Slam winners and former number one in the world. .. “Last year was definitely the worst year I’ve ever had. It’s the toughest mentally.” But I want to forget it. I just want to know how I feel now. I’m positive. I’m in court. I feel worthy. I’m working fine. I’m playing well. “

Halep was unable to compete in the French Open, Wimbledon and the Olympics last year due to a calf injury and ended the season early due to a knee problem, dropping his ranking to 20. Two simultaneous WTA events are being held as part of the Melbourne Summer. It will be held for the French Open this month.

In other tournaments, American Amanda Anisimova overtook 26th-placed Russian Daria Kasatkina to win her second WTA title, racing 6-2 and 6-0 in the semi-finals. A 56-minute thrash at Rod Laver Arena defeats young American gun Ang Lee 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-3 in the final against Belarus’ Aliaksandra Sasnovich. I set up a battle.

20-year-old Anisimova lost in the last 14 games against the top 30 players, but was too hot for third-seeded Kasatkina to convert seven of the 11 break points while dominating the serve. -AFP

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