Naomi Osaka in Wimbledon entry list, Roger Federer and Serena, Venus Williams absent

Naomi Osaka in Wimbledon entry list, Roger Federer and Serena, Venus Williams absent

4-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka’s identify appeared on the singles entry checklist for Wimbledon launched by the organizers on Friday however veterans Roger Federer and the Williams sisters weren’t included.

Osaka mentioned final month that she was “not 100% certain” she would take part on the grass-court Grand Slam due to the choice by the game’s governing our bodies to strip the match of rating factors had decreased her motivation to play. 

Wimbledon had its rating factors taken away by the boys’s ATP and ladies’s WTA after the grass-court main opted to exclude gamers from Russia and Belarus due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a ‘particular operation’. Belarus has been a key staging space for the invasion.

Osaka, 24, additionally withdrew from Wimbledon final yr after taking day off for “private causes” — a month after quitting the French Open when she was overwhelmed by media duties. 

In the meantime, seven-time singles winner Serena Williams and her sister Venus, a five-time singles champion on the All England Membership, have been conspicuous by their absence.

Serena has not competed on the tour since final yr and Venus Williams’ final look on the tour was in August.Getty Photographs

Serena, 40, has not performed on the Tour since an damage throughout her first-round match finally yr’s Wimbledon championships compelled her to withdraw whereas Venus’s final look was at a WTA 250 occasion in Chicago final August.

Within the males’s draw, Daniil Medvedev was probably the most notable omission as a result of ban imposed by the All England Membership. The Russian might even return to the highest of the rankings with out taking part in at Wimbledon as Novak Djokovic will lose the factors he earned by lifting the title final yr.

Roger Federer was not on the entry checklist as he underwent one other knee surgical procedure final yr.PA Photographs through Getty Photographs

Eight-times winner Roger Federer, who has not performed since a quarter-final exit at Wimbledon final yr, can be not on the entry checklist.

Federer, 40, underwent one other knee surgical procedure final yr and his coach had mentioned in March {that a} return at Wimbledon was unlikely for the 20-times main winner.

The wildcards for the June 27-July 10 match are but to be introduced.

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