Naomi Osaka out of Qatar Open with back injury

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Osaka will return to action in Dubai later this month; Getty Images
Australian Open winner and new world No.1 Naomi Osaka withdraws from the Qatar Open with an unspecified back injury.

New world No.1 Naomi Osaka has pulled out of next week’s Qatar Open with an unspecified back injury, tournament organisers said on Tuesday.

Osaka, who had been set play for the first time since her Australian Open triumph, has suffered back problems in the past.

“I am sorry to have withdraw from Doha this year as I was looking forward to playing and seeing my fans there,” the 21-year-old said in a statement.

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“I wish everyone a great week and hope to see everyone next year.”

World No.3 Simona Halep, No.5 Karolina Pliskova and No.6 Angelique Kerber head up the field from February 11 in Doha.

Osaka is scheduled to return to action the following week in Dubai, along with Australian Open runner-up Petra Kvitova.

 

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