Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has announced she is pregnant.
Naomi Osaka, 25, withdrew from the Australian Open earlier this week, having not played since September.
“2023 will be a year that’ll be full of lessons for me,” said Osaka, adding that she hopes to return in 2024.
“One thing I am looking forward to is for my kid to watch one of my matches and tell someone, ‘that’s my mom’.”
“The past few years have been interesting to say the least, but I find that it is the most challenging times in life that may be the most fun,” added Osaka, announcing her pregnancy on social media.
“These few months away from the sport have really given me a new love and appreciation for the game I’ve dedicated my life to.
“I realise that life is so short and I don’t take any moments for granted, every day is a new blessing and adventure.
“I know I have so much to look forward to in the future.”
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