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Osaka To Compete in Clay Court Season for First Time Since 2022, Receives Wild Card for Rouen Tournament

Former World No. 1 Naomi Osaka is set to make her return to clay court season after two years at the Open Capfinances Rouen Metropole main draw in Rouen, France from April 15. Osaka will compete on clay for the first time since Roland Garros 2022, and her last match win on clay was in Madrid 2022.

Osaka, who gave birth to her daughter Shai last year, has returned from maternity leave and currently has a 7-6 record for the year, including a quarterfinal run in Doha. The Japanese player will be joined by top players like Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Caroline Garcia, Mirra Andreeva, Sloane Stephens, and Karolina Pliskova at the WTA 250 event.

The tournament marks the third edition of the competition in Rouen and will see the participation of some notable names in women’s tennis. Osaka’s wildcard entry has generated a lot of excitement among fans as they eagerly await her performance on clay after a long hiatus.

Fans are looking forward to seeing how Osaka fares on the clay courts and whether she can produce some stellar performances at the upcoming tournament. With a strong line-up of players set to compete, the Open Capfinances Rouen Metropole promises to be an exciting event for tennis enthusiasts around the world.

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