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Injured Naomi Osaka pulls out of Stuttgart semi-final

Apr 27. 2019
Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts during a press conference at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, 27 April 2019. Naomi Osaka retired from the tournament due to an injury.//EPA-EFE
Naomi Osaka of Japan reacts during a press conference at the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix tournament in Stuttgart, Germany, 27 April 2019. Naomi Osaka retired from the tournament due to an injury.//EPA-EFE
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Stuttgart, Germany - World number one Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the WTA tournament in Stuttgart due to an abdominal injury.

The 21-year-old Japanese was scheduled to play a semi-final tie against Estonian eighth seed Anett Kontaveit on Saturday evening, but announced in the afternoon that she would be unable to play.

"I don't expect that I will be able to serve," she said.

"It's an ab strain, something that I've had before. Thankfully, because I've had it so many times I am able to tell what it is and I know what to do."

 

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