Naomi Osaka Drops Out Of 2nd Tournament Amid Break For Mental Health

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has dropped out of next week’s German Open grass court tournament, days after she withdrew from the French Open while citing mental health issues.

“We have received notification Naomi Osaka cannot start in Berlin,” Berlin WTA organizers told Reuters in a statement ahead of the tournament. “After consulting her management, she will take a break.”

Osaka, the world’s second-ranked tennis player, announced her withdrawal from the French Open in an Instagram post on May 31, a day after Grand Slam officials stated they would fine her $15,000 for refusing to speak with reporters during the tournament.

The German Open, set to begin June 14, is a grass court tournament that serves as a warmup event for Wimbledon.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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