Naomi Osaka Ready For Incredible Return To Competitive Tennis

In the women’s circuit, the Japanese player will aim to follow in the footsteps of past tennis icons.

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After the birth of her baby Shai on July 13, tennis prodigy Naomi Osaka is finally making her much awaited comeback to the game.

In January, just before the 2024 Australian Open, the former World No. 1 declared her return to the game at the Brisbane International, expressing her eagerness to return to competition.

“I can’t wait to compete again and go back out on the court,” Osaka declared in a statement. “I’m excited to go back to Brisbane, where I usually enjoy to begin my season. It will position me to make a fantastic return this summer.”

The 26-year-old has not played in a professional match since September 2022. This was due to her early withdrawal from the U.S. Open and her participation in the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

After suddenly quitting from the Australian Open in 2022, Naomi Osaka revealed a few days later that she was expecting her first child.

Naomi Osaka aims to follow in the footsteps the greats in tennis history.

With a commitment to playing more matches in 2024 to make up for the time off, the Japanese tennis player is eager to return to the professional scene after becoming a mother.

Osaka, who is presently ranked 42nd in the world, is following in the footsteps of other well-known tennis players who had remarkable comebacks after giving birth with her resolve and excitement to continue her profession.

Serena Williams, a prominent role model for Osaka, recovered spectacularly from giving birth to her first child in 2017. She defeated Zarina Diyas in her first match at the Indian Wells BNP Paribas Open.

Williams highlighted her daughter Olympia’s priorities and how she organizes her life around her kid after winning the French Open in May 2018.

Further evidence of triumphant comebacks originates from athletes such as Kim Clijsters, who won major titles after returning to tennis after having a child, and Victoria Azarenka, who made it to the U.S. Open Final after returning to the game.

The return of Brisbane International

The Covid-19 epidemic forced the tournament’s cancellation in 2019, but it will now take place for the first time since.

The fact that the ATP discontinued the competition for the sake of the ATP Cup in 2019 is also notable. Kei Nishikori and Karolina Pliskova were the most recent talents to win the Brisbane International.

With a goal to regain her position at the top of the rankings, Osaka will begin her journey in Brisbane among a group of talented tennis players that includes Holger Rune, Andy Murray, Victoria Azarenka, and Grigor Dimitrov.

The Brisbane International event is expected to get underway on December 31st.

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