Naomi Osaka to make return at San Jose next month | Inquirer Sports

Naomi Osaka to make return at San Jose next month

/ 01:50 PM July 20, 2022

Japan's Naomi Osaka in action during her first round match against Amanda Anisimova of the U.S.

FILE– Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action during her first round match against Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. in the French Open. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo

Naomi Osaka committed next month’s tournament in San Jose, California, her first appearance since a first-round loss at the French Open on May 23.

The four-time Grand Slam winner accepted a wild-card entry into the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic on Monday.

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Osaka, 24, withdrew from Wimbledon due to a nagging injury to her left Achilles.

The San Jose tourney begins on Aug. 1. Osaka joins a field that includes Wimbledon champ Elena Rybakina, World No. 5 Ons Jabeur and American teenager Coco Gauff.

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