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Naomi Osaka Says She’s Still Sick

Naomi Osaka Says She's Still Sick

Naomi Osaka pulls out of Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo due to illness on Thursday

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Matsui, who was at the top of her game in the final two weeks of the U.S. Open, fell to No. 10 in the world on Thursday

SAN JOSE, Calif. — The Latest on tennis player Naomi Osaka (all times local):

12:45 a.m.

Tennis player Naomi Osaka says she is sick and in Tokyo for work. The top-ranked Japanese player says her illness is an “absolutely no-brainer” and she will fly to Tokyo on her own. Osaka says she is feeling weak today after her U.S. Open semifinal on Monday.

It was reported that Osaka was ill over the weekend. On Thursday, she tweeted: “I’m still sick. Sorry for asking but how do you not get sick?” Osaka has not said if she will continue playing.

12:20 a.m.

Naomi Osaka says the best thing about competing at the U.S. Open is being able to watch matches from Japan.

Osaka won her singles title in a tense three-setter Thursday, beating Elise Mertens of France 6-2, 6-4. Osaka became the first Japanese player to win a singles title at the U.S. Open since Kei Nishikori in 2017. Osaka will play her final match at the Sony Open in Miami on Saturday.

Osaka has won 31 singles titles, including 12 grand slam singles titles. The U.S. Open is considered Asia’s most lucrative and significant tennis tournament.

12:18 a.m.

Naomi Osaka says she’s feeling better now.

Osaka says she was “sick” in the final two weeks of the U.S. Open but has been feeling fine since.

Osaka is facing the first day of the Japanese Open, the first of five consecutive days of action at the $20 million Sony Open in Miami.

The No. 1-ranked Osaka is one of the world’s greatest athletes. She’s been called the “next best No. 1 in the world” by the BBC.

Osaka returned to Japan for the

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