Naomi Osaka pulls out of Italian Open

Last Updated: May 17 2019 16:32
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TENNIS- World number one Naomi Osaka has pulled out of Italian Open ahead of her quarter-final match because of pain in her right hand.

Osaka was due to face sixth seed Kiki Bertens for a place in the final four in Rome.

Before this year Osaka had never made the last eight of any clay tournament, but has now also reached the semi-finals in Stuttgart and quarter-finals in Madrid.