Tennis star Naomi Osaka has quit the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament in protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. Osaka is one of several athletes who announced a boycott of high-profile games after 29-year-old Blake was shot seven times in the back by Kenosha police as he walked away from them. Blake is now paralysed from the waist down.Osaka\u2019s action came after players refused to compete in fixtures across the NBA, Major League Baseball, the WNBA and Major League Soccer.In Orlando, Florida, the Milluwaukee Bucks made a powerful statement by boycotting their scheduled game against Orlando Magic. As the clock struck game time, the court DJ played Beyonc\u00e9\u2019s civil rights inspired track 'Freedom'. [twitter_embed https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1298714421057880064 expand=1]For Osaka\u2019s part, she shared a message on social media about her choice to pull out of her tournament. She wrote: As many of you are aware, I was scheduled to play my semifinals match tomorrow. However, before I am an athlete I am a Black woman. As a black woman I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis. She said that watching the "continued genocide" of Black people at the hands of police is making her "sick" to her stomach.[twitter_embed https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1298785716487548928 expand=1]On social media, Osaka was praised for making her voice heard and taking such a public stance.[twitter_embed https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1298797145361985536 expand=1][twitter_embed https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1298791960153591808 expand=1][twitter_embed https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1298918882242105344 expand=1]It is yet to be seen whether more stars will boycott tennis events, such as the US Open which is just around the corner.