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Tennis-Osaka pulls out of Wimbledon but aims for Olympics

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By Rohith Nair (Reuters) – Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the Wimbledon championships starting this month for personal reasons but her agent said on Thursday that the world number two will be ready for the Tokyo Olympics. Japan’s Osaka quit the French Open last month following her first-round victory after organisers fined her $15,000 and threatened her with expulsion from the tournament when she refused to attend mandatory post-match press conferences. The 23-year-old, who said she has “social anxiety”, explained that the media’s line of questioning after matches impacted her mental well-bein…

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