the main points
- Naomi Osaka announced that she is pregnant on Twitter.
- She will not compete in the Australian Open until 2024.
- The news of her pregnancy comes just five days after Ash Party announced that she is also going to give birth to a baby boy.
Naomi Osaka has announced that she is expecting her first child, just three days after one of tennis’s biggest stars announced she would not compete at the Australian Open.
But while there was some speculation after her withdrawal that the 25-year-old four-time Grand Slam winner might be able to put her career on hold, the two-time Australian Open champion also revealed on Wednesday that she is planning a comeback. Work in Melbourne next year.
Japan’s Osaka, who hasn’t competed on the WTA Tour since last September’s Pan Pacific Open, said in a Twitter post, accompanied by what appeared to be a pregnancy scan: “Can’t wait to get back on the court but here’s a little life update for 2023.
“I know I have a lot to look forward to in the future, the only thing I’m looking forward to is for my kid to watch one of my matches and say to someone, ‘This is my mom’, haha.”
The news comes five days after the arrival of the former world number one, the retired Australian great and Australian Open champion .
Osaka, who did not initially elaborate on her withdrawal from the Melbourne Grand Slam, which she won twice in 2019 and 2021, added in her post that she expects to return to the Australian Open in 2024.
“2023 will be full of lessons for me and I hope to see you guys early next season because I will be in Australia 2024,” said Osaka, who has twice won the Australian Soccer Championship. US Open, before signing off with the message: “I love you all infinitely.”
The star, who is in a relationship with rapper Corday, added in her post, “The past few years have been interesting to say the least.
“But I find that even the most challenging times in life can be the most fun.
“These few months away from the sport have really given me a new love and appreciation for the game I have dedicated my life to.
“I realize life is too short and I don’t take any moments for granted, every day is a blessing and a new adventure.
“I knew I had a lot to look forward to in the future.”