DISMAL: Stan Wawrinka to Skip Wimbledon Championships 2021, Naomi Osaka Announces Equally Unfortunate News

Published 06/03/2021, 12:58 PM CDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 02: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland stands dejected during his Gentlemen’s Singles quarter-final match against Roger Federer of Switzerland on day nine of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club at Wimbledon on July 2, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)


World No.2 Naomi Osaka recently withdrew from the French Open 2021. Earlier, she had announced that she wouldn’t be attending any press conferences at the Grand Slam as she is not mentally well. However, after receiving backlash from tennis players and authorities, the Japanese star decided to walk away from the tournament.

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There is more sad news to this as Naomi Osaka won’t be featuring at the WTA Berlin 2021. It is the first grass-court tournament of the season and is a lead-up event of Wimbledon 2021. The tournament will begin on May 14, 2021, right after the French Open 2021.

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It is quite evident that Osaka is not in the right mental state to compete at the moment. Even though her name is still there on the list of players who’ll be featuring at the Wimbledon Championships 2021, the chances for the same look highly unlikely.

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

As of now, Osaka is back at her home in Los Angeles. She will definitely take some rest before playing her next tournament and fans hope that she’ll recover quickly.

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Following Naomi Osaka, Stan Wawrinka also announces unfortunate news

It’s not just Osaka who will miss a grass-court tournament as 3-time Grand Slam winner, Stan Wawrinka, will, unfortunately, join her as well. However, the scenario for Wawrinka is even worse as he’ll even skip the Wimbledon Championships 2021.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 10, 2021. Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka looks dejected after losing his second-round match against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

It was shocking for fans when Wawrinka announced that he would not be participating in the French Open 2021. He won the Grand Slam in 2015 but his foot injury didn’t allow him to take part at Roland Garros this year.

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It seems that the 36-year-old hasn’t recovered from it till now and as a result, will miss Wimbledon this year. Instead of him, Daniel Elahi Galan will play at the major.

Fans expect both Osaka and Wawrinka to recover soon and be back on the court as soon as possible. It’ll be intriguing to see if Wawrinka will be able to win a tournament before bidding goodbye to the sport or not.

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Anshul Singh is a tennis author at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing Journalism Honors from Delhi University. Having significant experience with content, Anshul has authored over 500 tennis articles. He has previously worked as a writer and an editor for DU Express, penning riveting articles on sports, politics, and culture.

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