Melbourne, Australia – Naomi Osaka, The reigning Australian Open champion, withdrew from the semifinals of the WTA tournament in Melbourne on Saturday with a stomach injury. The result allowed his rival, Veronica Gutermetova, Advancing to the final of the tournament.
“I had a lot of fun playing in Melbourne. Unfortunately, I had a stomach injury. I need to rest and prepare for the Australian Open,” Osaka Tennis Australia said in a statement.
Sad to be out of my match today due to injury, my body was shocked as I was playing in intense matches again after the break I took. Thank you for your love last week ❤️ I’ll try to relax, see you soon!
– Naomi Osaka Naomi Osaka (naomiosaka) January 8, 2022
“It’s sad to retire from my match today due to injury. My body was shocked as I continued to play intense matches after the break I took,” Osaka later said on Twitter. “Thank you for your love last week. I’ll try to relax and see you soon!”
The Australian Open starts on January 17.
Adelaide International Tournament, local Ash Party, King of Wimbledon and first in the world rankings, defeated Poland Iga Switech, Champion of Roland Garros 6-20 and 6-4 in 2020. In the final on Sunday, the party meets Elena Rybakina, Who was spared Mizaki Toy By 6-4 and 6-3.
American Amanda Anisimova They won 6-2 6-0 and advanced to the first final after 2019 Daria Kasatkina In the WTA Summer Set 2 match, Rod Laver played in the arena. Anisimova faces the Belarusian Alyasandra Sasnovich, The winner of the fight with Ann Lee 7-6 (4), 2-6 and 6-3.
Meanwhile, in the semifinals of the ATP Tournament in Melbourne Park, Spain Rafael Nadal The pin is over Emil Rose Mountain By 6-4 and 7-5. The Spanish player will face the American player in the final on Sunday Maxim Cressy, Who surpassed Grigor Dimitrov By 7-5 and 7-6 (9).
The Adelaide and Melbourne tournaments take place in Melbourne Park ahead of the first major of the season, with six production events taking place this week in Australia.