Tennis star Naomi Osaka declares she’s pregnant

Tennis star Naomi Osaka posted “a little life update” on social media Wednesday morning:

She’s pregnant.

Osaka, 25, didn’t state the information outright, however her publish included an ultrasound photograph and a reflective message that indicated she won’t return to the courtroom till the 2024 Australia Open.

“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,” she wrote. “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.”

Osaka is a four-time Grand Slam champion. She hasn’t performed since September and final week withdrew from this yr’s Australia Open with out clarification.

“Congratulations from both of us,” tennis legend Billie Jean King tweeted in response to Osaka’s publish Wednesday.