Naomi Osaka pulled out of the 2023 Australian Open without giving a reason. Now we know the reason for her withdrawal. Osaka is pregnant and will miss the 2023 season but hopes to be back in 2024. Though she did not reveal the father of the baby, she has been dating singer Cordae Amari Dunston for a few years.
Osaka shared the pregnancy news on social media.
Many tennis players including Sloane Stephens, Iga Swiatek, Gael Monfils, Ons Jabeur, and Coco Gauff congratulated Osaka on her new journey.
Naomi Osaka is a former world number one. She has won four grand slam titles – two at the Australian Open and two at Wimbledon. Osaka has taken up activism in recent years and uses her big profile as a tennis player to raise awareness about injustice in society and the importance of mental health.