Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka announced Wednesday that she will miss the entire 2023 season because she is pregnant with her first child.
Osaka withdrew from the 2023 Australian Open on January 8, and now fans know why.
The 25-year-old posted a photo of her ultrasound and a message to fans on Wednesday.
“The last few years have been interesting to say the least, but the most difficult times in life may be the most enjoyable,” Osaka wrote. I have a newfound love and appreciation for the game I’ve devoted my life to… I know there’s a lot to look forward to in the future. , when my kid watches my game and someone says, “That’s my mom” (laughs). 2023 will be a year of many lessons for me. I hope to see you all at the beginning of next year. Because I’m in Aus 2024. ”
Osaka has not played a professional tennis match since mid-September at the Toray Pan Pacific Open, the WTA tournament following the US Open.