Tennis event in New York suspended overshooting protests, Osaka withdraws

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Tennis event in New York suspended overshooting protests, Osaka withdraws
Tennis event in New York suspended overshooting protests, Osaka withdraws

NEW YORK: Organizers of the ATP/WTA Western & Southern Open in ny said Wednesday the tournament are going to be suspended until Friday following sporting boycotts sparked by the police shooting of a black man in Wisconsin.

Tennis event in New York suspended overshooting protests, Osaka withdraws

In a statement just hours after star individual player Naomi Osaka quit her expected six-month finale, the organizers said that all games scheduled for Thursday would be postponed.

“As a sporting game, tennis is strongly opposed to socio-economic inequality and bigotry which are once again fundamental to society,” continued the article.

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