Naomi Osaka into round three after Danilovic withdrawal
The Japanese will now play Canadian Leylah Fernandez in the third round on Friday
The official reason given by tournament officials was “medical reasons”, which immediately led many people to speculate it may be Covid-19-related.
However, in a statement on her Instagram account, the 20-year-old said she’d been struggling with a virus not connected to the Coronavirus.
Osaka, the champion in 2018 and 2020 and the No 3 seed, will now play Leylah Fernandez of Canada in the third round on Friday.