Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the Western & Southern Open final against Victoria Azarenka set to take place on Saturday.
Osaka suffered a hamstring injury on Friday and failed to recover in time to compete.
The announcement was made on the Open's official Twitter page. The account published Osaka's statement, saying:
"I’m sorry to have to withdraw today with an injury,” Osaka said.
"I pulled my left hamstring yesterday in the second set tiebreak and it has not recovered overnight as I had hoped. This has been an emotional week and I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of support.”
As a result of Osaka's withdrawal, Azarenka has been awarded the title.