Naomi Osaka plans to compete at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

Japan's tennis world number two Naomi Osaka will not compete at Wimbledon but plans to return to court for her home Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Osaka pulled out of the recent French Open after citing the need to "protect her mental health", amid the fallout from her decision not to attend press conferences.

The Japanese star was warned by Grand Slam organisers that she faced expulsion from the event and future majors if she continued her boycott.

She was fined $15,000 (£10,570/€12,302) after refusing to "honour her contractual media obligations" following a 6-4, 7-6 victory over Patricia Maria Tig of Romania.

In her statement, Osaka said she would take time away from the court, with the four-time Grand Slam champion revealing she had been experiencing depression and anxiety.

Doubts remained over her participation at Wimbledon and next month’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, with a statement issued by her management company confirming she will participate at the latter.

"Naomi won't be playing Wimbledon this year," the statement read.

"She is taking some personal time with friends and family.

"She will be ready for the Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans."

Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the French Open led to doubts over her participation at a home Olympics in Tokyo ©Getty Images
Naomi Osaka's withdrawal from the French Open led to doubts over her participation at a home Olympics in Tokyo ©Getty Images

Osaka grew up in the United States but confirmed her Japanese citizenship in October 2019, in order to represent the host nation at the Olympics.

She previously said winning gold at Tokyo 2020 would be a "dream come true".

Osaka generated headlines earlier this year when she expressed concerns for her country, with the Olympics set to be held amid the COVID-19 pandemic and a backdrop of discontent among citizens in Japan.

Osaka's absence from Wimbledon will be another blow to organisers, with Spanish star Rafael Nadal yesterday announcing his withdrawal from the event and Tokyo 2020.

Nadal said he made the decision to help prolong his career.

Austria's Dominic Thiem, the current US Open champion, also announced he would not compete at Tokyo 2020 yesterday.

Thiem, who also opted out of the Rio 2016 Olympics, had previously reversed a decision not to compete in Japan.

A statement issued yesterday by the Austrian said his "2021 did not start as expected" and that he "didn't feel ready to play my best in Tokyo".

Thiem said he now hopes to represent Austria at Paris 2024.