Australian Open officials are “quietly resigned” to two-time champion Naomi Osaka missing this year’s event, with the star still overseas a week-and-a-half out from the event.
Osaka remains on the tournament’s entry list, but the 25-year-old’s posts on her social media account appear to show her in Los Angeles.
It follows a holiday in Europe with her rapper boyfriend Corade, with Osaka posting photos as her hiatus from tennis hits four months.
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The former world number one took a mental health break in 2021 after withdrawing from the French Open and opened up about her mental health struggles.
AAP reports Australian Open officials do not expect Osaka to compete in the tournament.