Osaka, a two-time Australian and US Open winner, had her best performance at Wimbledon with two third-round losses in 2017 and 2018.
Peace No. The 43rd has not played at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club since 2019, although the Grand Slam was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
The decision comes months after Osaka withdrew from the French Open after refusing to speak to the media to protect her mental health, prompting a period of absence from tennis for the former world number one. one.
“I feel like life keeps dealing cards and you will never get used to them,” Osaka wrote. “But how you adapt to uncomfortable situations really says a lot about your character.
“I’ve been repeating mantras in my head a lot lately. I don’t know if it’s to subconsciously help myself during stressful times, or to let my mind know that everything will be fine as long as I work.
“Because what else can you do?”