Even Osaka and Williams did not participate in No. 1 Alcala

Star players are absent from the Australian Open, the first major tennis tournament of the season.

On the 8th (Korean time), the Australian Open Organizing Committee reported on SNS that Osaka Naomi (Japan) was not participating in the Australian Open.

Osaka won the Australian Open women’s singles in 2019 and 2021, and is also a top-class player who reached the top in the US Open in 2018 and 2020.

She went downhill ahead of the French Open in May 2021, complaining of symptoms of depression, but still exerts influence, ranking first in the recent year-over-year earnings ranking of female sports players announced at the end of last year.

Having tasted the joy of winning in 2021, she was expected to make a comeback after two years in Australia, but she ultimately decided not to participate, leaving a regret. Reasons for non-participation were not disclosed.

Instead of Osaka, Ukraine’s Dayana Yastramska will join the Australian Open through a draw.

It’s not just Osaka that can’t compete in the Australian Open. Veteran Venus Williams (USA), who turned 44 in Korean age, also gave up the tournament.

Williams, who was scheduled to play at the Australian Open after receiving a wild card, was recently injured at the ASB Classic held in Auckland, New Zealand, and was unable to participate in the tournament.

British tennis star Emma Radu Kanu also reportedly suffered an ankle injury suffered at the same tournament, making her appearance at the Australian Open uncertain. 토토사이트

In the men’s division, Carlos Alcaras (Spain), the youngest player in the world, announced that he was not participating.

Alkaras, who won the US Open singles in September last year and became world No. 1 at the youngest age, was also considered a strong candidate for the Australian Open.

Alkaras, who was scheduled to participate in the Guyong Classic ahead of the Australian Open and adjust his condition, recently suffered a leg injury during training, making it difficult for him to participate in the tournament.

He wrote on social media, “I worked hard to reach the top position in Australia, but unfortunately (due to injury) I can’t participate.”

Several top-class players are missing, but Novak Djokovic (Serbia), Rafael Nadal (Spain), and Iga Sibiongtech (Poland) are expected to shine at the Australian Open. In particular, the competition between Djokovic and defending champion Nadal, who are aiming for their 10th Australian Open championship, is expected to heat up the court.

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