Naomi Osaka will defend her title at the US Open this year, the organization announced on Wednesday.

It will be her first Grand Slam tournament for the Japanese since she withdrew from Roland Garros at the end of May after a fuss about a press boycott.

Osaka refused to speak to the press in Paris after her parties, partly due to mental problems.

She stated that she has struggled with depression and anxiety since her US Open title in 2018.

After all the fuss, she decided to leave Roland Garros after one win, and then completely ignore Wimbledon.

The Japanese will be in action this month at the Olympic Games in their own country.

The 23-year-old Osaka is placed second at the US Open, behind number one in the world Ashleigh Barty.

Osaka won the Grand Slam tournament in New York both in 2018 and last year.

Djokovic on the hunt for rare achievement

The men's seeding list is led by Novak Djokovic, who can deliver a rare feat of winning all four Grand Slams in a calendar year.

He already won the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon in 2021.

Djokovic also equaled the record of twenty Grand Slam titles held by Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer this month.

The Spaniard and Swiss are normally also there in New York.

They are placed third and ninth respectively.

The US Open kicks off on August 30 and runs through September 12.

The matches may be played in front of full stands.