Naomi Osaka is skipping Wimbledon.
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  • Naomi Osaka is withdrawing from Wimbledon.
  • In a statement, Osaka's representatives said the world No. 2 would play in the Tokyo Olympics.
  • Osaka withdrew from the French Open in May, citing mental health struggles after her decision to skip press conferences caused an uproar.
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World No. 2 tennis star Naomi Osaka is withdrawing from Wimbledon, her representatives said in a statement, according to ESPN.

However, Osaka does intend to play in the Tokyo Olympics, where she'll be a member of the Japanese Olympic delegation.

"She is taking some personal time with friends and family. She will be ready for the Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans," the statement said.

Osaka withdrew from the French Open in May after being fined $15,000 (R210,000) for skipping a press conference.

Osaka cited her own mental wellbeing, saying she had struggled with bouts of depression since 2018.

Osaka also withdrew from the Berlin WTA 500, a tournament often viewed as a tune-up for Wimbledon because it's played on grass.

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