Tennis: Tennis-Osaka says not sure if she’ll play on grass this season

PARIS (Reuters) – Tennis participant Naomi Osaka stated on Monday she was not sure if she would play on grass this season, after the game’s authorities stripped Wimbledon of its rating factors over the match’s determination to exclude gamers from Russia and Belarus over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

“I might say like the choice is form of affecting, like, my mentality going into grass, like I’m not 100% sure if I’m going to go there,” the Japanese, a four-time Grand Slam winner, informed a information convention after a first-round loss on the French Open.

“I might like to go simply to get some expertise on the grass court docket, however like on the similar time, for me, it is form of like – I do not need to say pointless, no pun meant, however I’m the kind of participant that will get motivated by… seeing my rating go up.”

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; enhancing by John Stonestreet)

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