Thursday, March 30, 2023

Naomi Osaka declares being pregnant, plans to return to tour in 2024

4-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka introduced her being pregnant on social media on Wednesday night time. Osaka, a winner in Melbourne in 2019 and 2021, had earlier pulled out of this yr’s Australian Open.

In Could 2021, Osaka pulled out of the French Open after revealing she had “suffered long bouts of depression” since profitable her first Grand Slam title in 2018. In September that yr, she introduced she would take a break from the game. Osaka had additionally withdrawn from Wimbledon final yr with an Achilles harm.

She spent all of 2022 outdoors the highest 10 and break up from long-time coach Wim Fissette final summer season, changing him together with her father Leonard Francois.

Her final look was on the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo in September, the place the house favorite withdrew earlier than her second-round match, complaining of belly ache.

She instructed reporters at that match that she had gone by way of “more down than up” in 2022 and that she had “learned a lot” about herself.

She is now ranked 47 on this planet, having hit the summit for the primary time in 2019.

Most Popular