Naomi Osaka has announced she is pregnant with her first child and is planning to return to action at next year’s Australian Open.
The 25-year-old pulled out of this month’s first Grand Slam of the year last week with no official reason given for her withdrawal but on Wednesday posted a picture of a baby scan on social media.
“Can’t wait to get back on the court but here’s a little life update for 2023,” read Osaka’s caption.
She added: “I know that I have so much to look forward to in the future, one thing I’m looking forward to is for my kid to watch one of my matches and tell someone, “that’s my mom”.
“2023 will be a year that’ll be full of lessons for me and I hope I’ll see you guys in the start of the next one cause I’ll be at Aus 2024.”