Officials gave no reason for the world no 1's decision to pull out of WTA India Wells singles’ draw, which was already suffering from the absence of several top-ranked players, including Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams.
Naomi Osaka has struggled for form after withdrawing from French Open in May after a row with tournament officials over required media appearances.
World number one Ash Barty crashes out of US Open, losing 6-2 1-6 7-6(5) to 43rd-ranked American Shelby Rogers, in biggest upset of tournament thus far.
Naomi Osaka's title defence was over in third round with a 5-7, 6-7 (2), 6-4 loss to Leylah Fernandez, an 18-year-old from Canada who is ranked 73rd and never had been this far in Grand Slam competition.
World number 2 Osaka cruised through the first set and looked like she would make short work of the Swiss wild card but soon Teichmann swung the momentum firmly in her favour.
Osaka, who has a Haitian father and Japanese mother, said she plans to do more In addition to donating prize money from the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament to relief efforts in Haiti, where a 7.2 magnitude quake killed over 1400.
The events of the Olympics are a big change from what people of Colour, including athletes, have historically been forced to do: pursue a road of stoic fortitude to perform.
US gymnast Biles withdraws from individual all-around competition at Tokyo Olympics, a day after shocking the world by pulling out of the team event that Russia won.
Naomi Osaka lost 6-1, 6-4 to Marketa Vondrousova after an error-strewn performance, ending her cherished dream of winning on home soil.
The 23-year-old Naomi Osaka of Japan last month withdrew from the French Open after the first round when she was fined $15,000 over her decision not to speak with the press during the tournament.
The expectation that is placed on athletes - and many others in the public eye - is that they are a commodity. Naomi Osaka’s stand should help us challenge that.
Withdrawal of the Japanese 23-year-old from the Roland Garros after a media boycott row triggered a wave of support from her home country and around the world as many voice concern over her mental health.
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