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Naomi Osaka celebrates after match point against Jennifer Brady. Image Credit: Reuters

Los Angeles: Naomi Osaka, who captured her third Grand Slam title at the US Open on September 12, pulled out of the upcoming French Open with a hamstring injury on Thursday.

“Unfortunately I won’t be able to play the French Open this year,” Osaka said in posts on Instagram and Twitter. “My hamstring is still sore so I won’t have enough time to prepare for the clay - these two tournaments came too close to each other for me this year.”

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The French Open is due to start on September 27 at Roland Garros, rescheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.