Naomi Osaka , former World No.1, announced to the tennis community that she is pregnant and will be available for the Australian Open. In January 2023, the Japanese tennis star announced via Twitter that she was pregnant. The tweet by the 25-year old was shocking to tennis fans as she was trying to return to her best form.
Osaka stated that he was certain to be better than last year in a recent interview with Japanese journalists. My results have motivated me to work harder and become the best version of myself. Next year, I will be competing in Australia.”
Former World No. 1 spoke about her ambition for other big titles. The former World No. 1 spoke about her desire to win other major titles. When asked about her ambition for other Grand Slam titles, 1 replied “Eight.” Already having four Grand Slam titles, she said that she would like eight more. However, her first priority is the 2024 Paris Olympics. “I would love to win the Olympics next summer.” It makes me very excited to return to the sport .
Naomi Osaka’s career thus far
Japanese star Naomi Osaka has won four Grand Slams. She was crowned champion at the Australian Open twice. These wins occurred in 2019 and 2021. She won her first major title at the 2018 US Open. There, she won again in 2020. She also holds an unbeaten record in Grand Slam finals. Osaka’s incredible performance on hard courts was not enough to get past round three of the French Open or Wimbledon.
Osaka was the first player since Roger Federer, and Monica Seles that won the four Major finals. His career took a turn for the better. In the same year, mental health problems began to appear for Japanese players. Osaka was unable to keep up with the demands of performance, pressure, expectation, and pressure. Osaka decided to take a break from the sport due to mental health issues.
She announced that she was taking an indefinite leave after losing to Leylah Farandez at the US Open. This was also her downfall in the WTA rankings. Last year, she was a finalist at the Miami Open. She lost in straight sets to Iga Swaiatek. The tennis world was anticipating her return to the top at the time of her pregnancy announcement.