Nigeria, June 18 -- The Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the 2021 Wimbledon tournament, citing her struggle with depression and anxiety as the cause.

Osaka, who withdrew from the French Open after the first round because of a media blockade is planning to play at the Tokyo Olympics, which is her home country.

The four-time Grand Slam champion's agent disclosed that the 23-year-old will spend time with friends and family during Wimbledon but will be ready for the Olympics.

Meanwhile, the Organizers of Wimbledon said on Wednesday that the 23-year-old is expected to take part in the championships, which will start on June 28.

"At this point in time she's entered into the championships and we haven't received confirmati...