“Unfortunately I won’t be able to play the French Open this year,” Osaka said in posts on Twitter and Instagram on Thursday. “My hamstring is still sore so I won’t have enough time to prepare for the clay — these 2 tournaments came too close to each other for me this time.”
Osaka, 22, had her left hamstring wrapped throughout the US Open. She previously told reporters she suffered the injury during the Western & Southern Open, which was held a week before the start of the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York.
With the win, Osaka, a former world No. 1, moved up six spots to No. 3 in the WTA rankings.
All six of Osaka’s career singles titles have been on hard courts, including her US Open win during the weekend. She also won the US Open in 2018 and the Australian Open in 2019.
The opening round of the French Open begins September 27.