Naomi Osaka pulls out of Melbourne semi-final

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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.

The Japanese erstwhile  satellite   fig   1  cited the strength  of caller    games arsenic  the origin  for her withdrawal from her Melbourne Summer Set 1 WTA lawsuit   semi-final.The Japanese erstwhile satellite fig 1 cited the strength of caller games arsenic the origin for her withdrawal from her Melbourne Summer Set 1 WTA lawsuit semi-final.AFP via Getty Images

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.