Tokyo (AFP) – Defending champion Naomi Osaka withdrew from the Pan Pacific Open ahead of her second-round match due to illness on Thursday.
“I am truly sorry that I am unable to compete today,” Osaka said in a statement. “It is such an honor to be able to play at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in front of the amazing fans here in Japan. This has been and always will be a special tournament for me and I wish I could get on the field, but my body won’t let me. I’ll see you next year.”