See Naomi Osaka Wander Her New Vacation Destination as Her Sabbatical From Tennis Continues

Published 10/28/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021 Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates winning her quarter final match against Taiwan’s Su-Wei Hsieh REUTERS/Loren Elliott


The Japanese tennis prodigy, Naomi Osaka has presently taken her time off from professional tennis. Just recently, she shared pictures from her 24th birthday celebration in Greece. It looks like she has extended her vacation as she has now posted snaps from Italy as the four-time Grand Slam champion has been seen wandering in the beautiful city of Rome.

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Osaka withdrew from this year’s French Open and Wimbledon championships citing concerns about her mental health. However, she returned at the Flushing Meadows but unfortunately couldn’t pursue past their round. Since then, she hasn’t competed on the WTA Tour. As it stands, there’s still no certain news on her return to the tennis courts.

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Naomi Osaka’s new vacation destination

Naomi Osaka is currently on a sabbatical from the tennis world. She played her last professional tennis match at US Open 2021. However, 19-years old, Leylah Fernandez ended the Japanese’s run in the third round at Flushing Meadows. Since then, Osaka has decided to stay away from the WTA tour.

Just recently, she celebrated her 24th birthday with close friends and family in Greece. Continuing her vacation, she has now shared lovely pictures from her new holiday destination. The former World No.1 is exploring the ravishing city of Rome in Italy. She posted some beautiful pictures on Instagram in an elegant dress and fancy red boots.

Fans of Osaka went off in the comments section of her recent vacation post and were happy to see their favorite tennis star in a rather upbeat spirit.

 

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It’s evident now that Osaka is enjoying her time away from tennis. This year, she already withdrew from French Open and Wimbledon and now her break continues as she soaks in the sights in Italy.

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Osaka to drop out of top 10

For the second time in less than a month, the four-time Grand Slam champion will be dipping out of the top 10 WTA rankings. Presently, she’s in the tenth position with 3326 points. Ashleigh Barty of Australia leads the table with an enormous score of 9076. This eminent drop is no surprise to anyone given Osaka’s activity rate.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 03: Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts against Leylah Fernandez of Canada during her Women’s Singles third round match on Day Five of the US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 03, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

According to statistics, Osaka is set to drop out from the top 10 on 31st October when the rankings will be updated. WTA rankings are an overview of the players’ past 52-week performance. With not participating in this year’s French Open, Wimbledon, and the ongoing break, Osaka is bound to lose her position.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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