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Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Naomi Osaka retired from her first-round match against Kaia Kanepi at the National Bank Open in Toronto on Tuesday due to a back injury.
Osaka spoke afterward:
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Naomi Osaka after retiring with back injury: I felt my back right away of the match, and despite trying my far better push through it I simply wasnt in a position to today. Id prefer to pay credit to Kaia for playing well and desire to wish her best wishes for all of those other tournament.
Kanepi won 7-6 (4), 3-0 following a walkover.
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