Two-time grand slam winner, Naomi Osaka has pulled out of the Western and Southern Open after reaching the semi final.
Osaka withdrew in protest against the shooting of a black man in a US City of Kenosha by Police.
The 22-year-old Japanese joins the protests by athletes in the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball following the police brutal shooting of Jacob Blake
Osaka defeated Anett Kontaveit 4-6, 6-2, 7-5 to reach the semis where she was scheduled to face Belgian Elise Mertens, who needed just over an hour to defeat qualifier Jessica Pegula 6-1, 6-3.
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