4 instances Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka stated on Wednesday that she is anticipating her first little one, days after withdrawing from the Australian Open.
The 25-year-old stated this week that she was pulling out of the yr’s first Grand Slam after not competing on the WTA Tour for the reason that Pan Pacific Open in September.
“Can’t wait to get again on the court docket however right here’s slightly life replace for 2023,” the previous world primary, who represents Japan, stated in a Twitter put up, accompanied with a photograph of a sonogram picture.
“I do know that I’ve a lot to sit up for sooner or later, one factor I’m wanting ahead to is for my child to observe considered one of my matches and inform somebody, ‘that’s my mother.’”
The announcement landed amid hypothesis that Osaka, who is without doubt one of the highest-earning girls athletes, in line with Forbes, might have been scaling again on her skilled enjoying profession, after she initially declined to elaborate on her withdrawal from the Melbourne Grand Slam, the place she has gained the title twice.
However she stated on Wednesday that she would return to competitors and anticipated to be on the Australian Open in 2024.
“2023 will likely be a yr that’ll be stuffed with classes for me and I hope I’ll see you guys within the begin of the subsequent one,” stated Osaka, who has additionally gained the U.S. Open twice.
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