Tennis Star Naomi Osaki Pregnant

Naomi Osaka of Japan hits a return against Daria Saville of Australia during their women's singles match on day two of the Pan Pacific Open tennis tournament in Tokyo on September 20, 2022. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP) (Photo by PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Tennis star Naomi Osaka announced her pregnancy on Wednesday, posting a photo of an ultrasound scan on her social media accounts.
  • Osaka made the announcement just days after withdrawing from the Australian Open.
  • “The past few years have been interesting to say the least, but I find that it’s the most challenging times in life that may be the most fun,” the four-time major champion wrote alongside the photo. These few months away from the sport [have] really given me a new love and appreciation for the game I’ve dedicated my life to.”
  • Osaka said she plans to return to tennis in 2024 for next year’s Australian Open, a tournament she has won on two previous occasions.
  • “I know that I have so much to look forward to in the future,” she added. “One thing I’m looking forward to is for my kid to watch one of my matches and tell someone, ‘that’s my mom.’”

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