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Naomi Osaka out of Italian Open with Achilles injury

/ 10:51 PM May 09, 2022
Naomi Osaka

FILE PHOTO: Tennis – WTA Masters 1000 – Madrid Open – Caja Magica, Madrid, Spain – May 1, 2022 Japan’s Naomi Osaka reacts during her second round match against Spain’s Sara Sorribes Tormo REUTERS/Susana Vera

Naomi Osaka is out of the Italian Open to rest a sore left Achilles.

Osaka was injured at the Madrid Open during a first-round victory and said Monday morning she hasn’t healed.

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Osaka lost her second-round match in Madrid to Spaniard Sara Sorribes Tormo, who was slated to be Osaka’s first-round opponent in Rome.

Nuria Parrizas Diaz of Spain replaces Osaka in the Italian Open.

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Osaka said she is focused on being ready for the French Open, which begins May 15.

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