Four-time Grand Slam winner, Naomi Osaka has announced that she is pregnant and she will miss every tennis competition in 2023.
The former world number one posted the news on her official social media account on Wednesday, January 11th, 2023. She posted a picture of her baby's scan on her Instagram account with the caption " Can't wait to get back on the court but here's a little life update for 2023".
Osaka has been in and out of the tennis court for different reasons ot which mental health has been the major reason. The organizers of the Australian Open had earlier announced that Osaka will not participate in this year's grand slam.
The past few years have been interesting to say the least, but I find that its the most challenging times in life that may be the most fun. 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 realise that life is so short and I don't take any moment for granted, everyday is a new blessing and adventure. 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 one 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 in the start of the next one cause I'll be at Aus 2024.
Osaka broke into the limelight in the final of the US Open when she beat Serena Williams in the final match of the Grand Slam.