Naomi Osaka announces pregnancy, plans return in 2024

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Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has announced she’s pregnant with her first child, and plans to return to Tennis next year.

The 25-year-old made this known on her Twitter page on Wednesday, penning a heartfelt note to fans, accompanied with a photo of an ultrasound result.

Osaka wrote, “These few months away from the sport has really given me a new love and appreciation for the game I’ve dedicated my life to.

“I know that I have so much to look forward to in the future; one thing I’m looking forward to is for my kid to watch some of my matches and tell someone, ‘That’s my mom.’

“2023 will be a year that’ll be full of lessons for me, and I hope I’ll see you guys at the start of of the next one ’cause I’ll be at Aus 2024,” she stated.

Osaka pulled out of this month’s first Grand Slam of the year last week.