Naomi Osaka was eager to have a good campaign in Tokyo. However, that will not happen after she retired before playing against Beatriz Haddad Maia because of illness. Curiously, Naomi played only 5 minutes in this tournament after her first-round opponent Daria Sevilla retired in the second game.
Naomi Osaka released the following statement:
“I am really sorry that I am not able to compete today. It’s an honor to be able to play at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in front of the amazing fans here in Japan. This has and always will be a special tournament for me and I wish I could have stepped on court today, but my body won’t let me. Thank you for all your support this week and I will see you next year”
Osaka in Tokyo, ranking, and results in 2022
Now ranked no.48, Naomi owns an overall 14-9 record in 2022. Naomi is playing at the moment in Tokyo where she defeated the world no.55 Daria Saville 1-0 ret..
Haddad Maia in Tokyo, ranking, and results in 2022
Beatriz Haddad Maia will take on the world no.13 Veronika Kudermetova in the quarter. In the past, they have never competed against each other till now in top competitions.
The Brazilian has won 3 titles in 2022 in the Malo, in Nottingham and in Birmingham. Haddad Maia got to the final in the Paris and in Toronto (National Bank Open).
Haddad Maia will play next in Tallinn (Tallinn Open). She will start the tournament from the main draw on the 26th of September.
Naomi Osaka and Beatriz Haddad Maia faced off just on 1 occasion. Their current head to head is 1-0 for Osaka. When they played, Naomi Osaka won 7-6(4) 6-1 in the qualifications in Osprey (Osprey) in January 1970.
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