The statement read as follows:
Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year…She is taking some personal time with friends and family. She will be ready for the Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans.
The 23-year-old tennis superstar was born in Japan and will play for her country in this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.
A message of support was later posted to the official Wimbledon Twitter account wishing her all the best and indicating a “hope to welcome you back next year.”
You'll be greatly missed, @naomiosaka – wishing you all the best