Naomi Osaka: Rapper Cordae Welcome Baby Daughter

But not all the feedback she received was positive. In May, in response to messages she had received on social media since announcing her pregnancy, Osaka posted this to Twitter: Btw to the people that are suddenly concerned about my career There are plenty of male athletes with kids that are significantly less accomplished, you might wanna worry about them instead. Thanks for the concern, might wanna redirect it to someone that needs it though.

Osaka took some time away from competitive tennis and made several highly publicized disclosures about her struggles with mental health following an incident in August 2021, where she was visibly stressed and emotional while addressing the media during a mandatory news conference at Roland Garros.

There’s no word on the name of the baby, although Osaka hinted the couple might opt for “something more unique than traditional” in a conversation with People earlier this year.

The past few years have been interesting to say the least, but I find that its the most challenging times in life that may be the most fun,” Osaka wrote on Instagram in January. These few months away from the sport has really given me a new love and appreciation for the game l’ve dedicated my life to. I realize that life is so short and I don’t take any moments for granted, every day is a new blessing and adventure.

Naomi Osaka hit the headlines on her maiden WTA tour in 2014 when she thrashed former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur in the Stanford Classic. She won two major tournaments back-to-back at the U.S. Open in 2018 and the Australian Open in 2019. Thus, she also became the first woman after Jennifer Capriati in 2001 to win two consecutive major titles.

A winner of two US Open and two Australian Open titles, Osaka has not played a tournament since the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo in September 2022. Earlier this year, she said she plans to return next year with an eye on the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

The former No. 1-ranked player in the world, Osaka has not played competitively since the 2022 Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. However, she is planning to return to action in time for the 2024 Australian Open a tournament she won in 2019 and 2021.

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”, haha. 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 [the 2024 Australian Open]. Love you all infinitely.