Top-seeded Naomi Osaka pulled retired of her Melbourne Summer Set 1 WTA lawsuit semi-final against Veronika Kudermetova connected Saturday, citing the strength of caller games arsenic origin for her withdrawal.
“Sad to retreat owed to wounded from my lucifer today, my assemblage got a daze from playing backmost to backmost aggravated matches aft the interruption I took,” Osaka said on Twitter.
“I’ll effort to remainder up and I’ll spot you soon!”
Four-times Grand Slam champion Osaka bushed German Andrea Petkovic 6-1 7-5 successful the quarter-final connected Friday, little than 2 weeks retired from the commencement of the Australian Open.
The Japanese erstwhile satellite fig 1 has struggled for signifier since withdrawing from the French Open successful May pursuing a enactment with tourney officials implicit required media appearances, which she said had a antagonistic interaction connected her.
Osaka besides pulled retired of a warm-up lawsuit successful the build-up to past year’s Australian Open with “a niggling injury”.
The Australian Open begins connected Jan. 17.