Naomi Osaka, fresh off her win at the United States Open tennis tournament last week, announced Thursday night that she would not compete in the French Open this month because of a sore hamstring. “I wish the organizers and players all the best.”Ms. Osaka, who rose to No. 3 in the rankings this week, had previously said she was not certain whether she would compete in the French Open, which is scheduled to begin on Sept. 27. The U.S. Open victory was Osaka’s third Grand Slam title. During the competition, she focused attention on systemic racism, wearing seven black face masks with white letters, spelling the names of Black people who had been killed by the police or by civilians.
Source: New York Times September 18, 2020 03:42 UTC