Former world primary Naomi Osaka introduced on Wednesday that she is pregnant and will likely be taking a break from tennis till 2024. “I do know that I’ve a lot to stay up for sooner or later, one factor I am wanting ahead to is for my child to look at my matches and inform somebody, ‘That is my mother’ haha,” she wrote on Twitter, accompanied by an image of a being pregnant scan. “2023 will likely be a 12 months filled with classes for me, and I hope I am going to see you guys initially of the following one trigger I will likely be again on the Australian Open 2024. Love you all infinitely,” she added.
Cannot wait to get again on the court docket however this is somewhat life replace for 2023. pic.twitter.com/GYXRnutU3I
— NaomiOsaka (@naomiosaka) January 11, 2023
The 25-year-old Osaka has not performed a tennis match since September and her withdrawal from the Australian Open, which begins subsequent week, had puzzled many observers.
Osaka had not defined her absence till Wednesday.
Her final match 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 stomach ache.
The highest ranked participant on the planet in 2019, the Japanese participant, who grew up in america, is now ranked forty seventh on the planet.
Osaka has received 4 Grand Slam singles titles with triumphs within the Australian Open in 2019 and 2021 and the US Open in 2018 and 2020.
She was named the world’s top-earning feminine athlete for 2022 by Forbes, with reported earnings of $51.1 million.
Her industrial success was not mirrored on the court docket final 12 months nonetheless as she suffered first-round defeats at each the French and US Opens and withdrew from Wimbledon with an Achilles harm.
“These few months away from the game have actually given me a brand new love and appreciation for the sport I’ve devoted my life to. I notice that life is so quick, and I do not take any moments with no consideration; on daily basis is a brand new blessing and journey,” she wrote in her assertion on Wednesday.
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