Congratulations to Naomi Osaka, who recently announced her pregnancy on social media. The 25-year-old has been hailed as one of the best tennis players in the world and she has won four Grand Slams her championships.
Osaka shared the exciting news on both Twitter and Instagram early Wednesday morning, posting pictures of her ultrasound and sharing a heartfelt letter to her fans.
“The last few years have been interesting to say the least, but the most difficult times in life may be the most enjoyable,” she says. I have a new love and appreciation for the games I’ve devoted my life to.”
Earlier this month, Osaka withdrew from the Australian Open, bewildering audiences as to why. Her last bout took place last September after she withdrew during the second round of the Toray Her Pan She Pacific Her Open held in Tokyo. Her last full match resulted in her first-round elimination at the 2022 US Open.
Osaka also revealed that she will be completely out of the sport in 2023, while also sharing her excitement about becoming a mother.
“Life is so short and no moment is taken for granted. Every day is a new celebration and adventure,” continues Osaka. “I know there are a lot of things I have to look forward to in the future. (laughs)” 2023 will be a year full of lessons for me. I hope to see you all at the beginning of next year. [Australian Open] 2024.
Osaka is currently dating rapper Cordae, who graced the cover of The Source last year. The lovebirds made their relationship public in 2019.
Osaka has publicly stated why she had to step away from competitive sports since winning her first major in 2018, revealing mental health issues including “long bouts of depression”. , following an incident in August 2021 in which Osaka fell victim to media pressure during a mandated press conference at the French Open.
She also adds some words of encouragement.
And there’s no better way to reveal the news that Osaka will be a mother and publish her children’s book. how to play championAvailable on Amazon, the book serves as a “rhythmic celebration of sport and play” as Osaka shares the key steps to becoming a true champion.?
According to Forbes, Osaka is the highest-paid female athlete thanks to brand deals and sponsorships. Last year, Osaka launched a talent agency with long-time agent Stuart Duguid, with clients Nick Kyrgios and Once Jabbar.
You can see her announcement below.