Naomi Osaka trains during the Melbourne Summer Set tournament but was forced to pull out before the semi-finals. Photo: AFP
Naomi Osaka trains during the Melbourne Summer Set tournament but was forced to pull out before the semi-finals. Photo: AFP

Naomi Osaka’s ‘body got a shock’ as she pulls out of her semi-final in warm-up event for Australian Open

  • Defending Australian Open champion says she is suffering from an abdominal injury after playing her first matches in four months
  • Four-time grand slam winner pulls out against Russia’s Veronika Kudermetova, who goes on to face Simona Halep in the final

Naomi Osaka trains during the Melbourne Summer Set tournament but was forced to pull out before the semi-finals. Photo: AFP
Naomi Osaka trains during the Melbourne Summer Set tournament but was forced to pull out before the semi-finals. Photo: AFP
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