Naomi Osaka to start her clay court season a little later, withdraws from Stuttgart Open: Organizers

Naomi Osaka has decided to withdraw from the WTA Stuttgart Open, she is expected to start her European clay court season at a later date.

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Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka

Currently Naomi Osaka is the hottest star in not only ladies tennis but also World Tennis. The Japanese tennis player has been in traffic form on the court which compliments her soft spoken demure nature off it. On the court she has won two back to back Grand Slams.

She won the US Open last year, and won the Australian Open this year. At the US Open Final Naomi Osaka beat Victoria Azarenka in three sets 1-6 6-3 6-3, and at the Australian Open title match she got the better of Jennifer Brady 6-4 6-3. Off the court Osaka has a slew of sponsors who have already signed her up and many others who want to.

Recently Osaka signed a ‘seven figure deal‘ with French fashion company Louis Vuitton. She already has an existing deal with TAG Heuer too. From tournament organizers to sponsors, everybody wants a part of Naomi Osaka. 

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Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the WTA Stuttgart Open

Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka

A star of Osaka’s repute and caliber would be expected to start her clay court season at an WTA 500 event. And many other top players like Ash Barty, who is the current World no.1 or defending Champion Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep, Aryna Sabalenka, total seven out of the top ten, will in fact start their clay court season there.

 But an official statement released by the Stuttgart Open Organizer’s made it clear that she would not participate in the Stuttgart Open 2021. The statement said, “Naomi Osaka will now begin the European clay court season a little later in May.”

So where will Osaka start her clay court season then? Chances are she might want to make a full recovery after the exertions of the Miami Open and start her season at the WTA 1000 event in Madrid, 29th April- 5th May. Followed by that she can participate in another WTA 1000 event in Rome, 10th May-16th May, and then play at the French Open which starts on the 23rd of May. 

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