Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from Wimbledon.

The Japanese, who recently withdrew from Roland Garros after a storm of criticism over her media boycott, wants to take even more time for herself before returning to the track.

"Naomi will not be playing at Wimbledon," her management said in a statement to

The Times,

among others


"She wants to take some time off to spend time with friends and family. Naomi will be ready for the Olympics soon. She is looking forward to playing for her home fans."

The cancellation of 23-year-old Osaka comes a few weeks after she withdrew from Roland Garros.

The number two in the world caused controversy in Paris by announcing just before the tournament that she would avoid the press conferences after her matches.

With a boycott she wanted to draw attention to the mental health of tennis players, but her action mainly led to a lot of criticism.

The organization even threatened to disqualify Osaka, after which the four-time Grand Slam winner herself decided to withdraw from her second round match.

In a statement, Osaka said she has suffered from depression in recent years and that she would not show up on the track for the time being.

Earlier this month, Osaka already withdrew from the grass tournament in Berlin, which serves as a preparation for Wimbledon.

Without a rhythm on grass, it was expected that the number two in the world would not participate in the Grand Slam tournament in London.