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Naomi Osaka withdraws from Melbourne tournament due to injury

The tennis star said she suffered an abdominal injury after competing in intense matches.

Naomi Osaka on Saturday pulled out of the Melbourne Summer Set due to an abdominal injury, saying she needs rest ahead of the Australian Open.

“I had a lot of fun playing here in Melbourne. Unfortunately I have an abdominal injury and I need to rest and prepare for the #AusOpen. Thank you to the tournament and the fans,” Naomi Osaka said. said in a statement released by the Australian. Open Twitter.

“It’s sad to have to withdraw because of my injury in my match today, my body is shocked when I return to intense matches after I take a break,” Osaka said via Twitter.

Osaka was scheduled to play a semi-final on the day she withdrew. Her expected opponent, Veronika Kudermetova, will advance immediately to the final.

The Australian Open is scheduled to start on January 17.

Representatives for Osaka and Tennis Australia did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment.

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Emma Bowman

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