Naomi Osaka statement on withdrawing from French Open


FILE PHOTO: Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 30, 2021 Japan's Naomi Osaka in action during her first round match against Romania's Patricia Maria Tig REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

PARIS (Reuters) - Full text of Naomi Osaka's statement on social media announcing her withdrawal from the French Open on Monday:

Hey everyone, this isn't a situation I ever imagined or intended when I posted a few days ago. I think now the best thing for the tournament, the other players and my well-being is that I withdraw so that everyone can go back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris.

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