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Achilles injury forces Naomi Osaka to withdraw from Italian Open

Achilles injury forces Naomi Osaka to withdraw from Italian Open

Naomi Osaka has been forced to withdraw from this weekโ€™s Italian Open due to an Achilles injury.

The four-time grand slam champion sustained the issue at the Madrid Open and struggled during a second-round loss to Sara Sorribes Tormo.

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"Unfortunately Iโ€™m going to have to withdraw from Rome as the injury which I picked up last week in Madrid hasnโ€™t healed yet," Osaka said in a statement.

"Itโ€™s an Achilles injury so I need to be careful, especially in advance of Roland Garros."

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It's a further setup back for the former World-number-one and one that can hopefully be managed with ease.

Osaka has recently been speaking about how daily meditation is aiding with all aspects of her life.

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Fans will be eager to learn of how her rest period will aid in the rate of her recovery for the French Open.

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