"The best thing for the event, the other players, and my well-being is that I withdraw, so that everyone can get back to focused on the tennis going on in Paris," the world number two posted on Twitter.
After refusing to hold a necessary news conference following her first-round victory, the 23-year-old Japanese star was fined $15,000 and threatened with disqualification on Sunday.
On the eve of the championship, Osaka said that such post-match inquests were like "kicking someone when they are down," and that they were harming her mental health.
The organisers of tennis' four Majors – Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open – reacted strongly to Osaka's move, releasing a joint statement that threatened the Japanese with potential disqualification and a ban from future tournaments should she not reconsider.
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