Naomi Osaka makes bombshell announcement after Australian Open exit

Beverly Hills, California - Shortly after her withdrawal from this year's Australian Open, tennis star Naomi Osaka has shared some major news!

Naomi Osaka is expecting her first child with rapper Cordae (l.).
Naomi Osaka is expecting her first child with rapper Cordae (l.).  © Collage: Angela WEISS / AFP & Sarah Stier / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

The 25-year-old athlete announced that she is expecting her first child.

It's been confirmed she's expecting the new bundle of joy with American rapper Cordae. The pair have been dating since 2019.

Osaka posted an image of her ultrasound alongside a sweet message to her fans.

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"The past few years have been interesting to say the least, but I find that it's the most challenging times in life that may be the most fun," she wrote on her social media accounts.

The Japanese player had been looking to make a comeback in 2023 after falling in the rankings following a break from the sport in 2021 to prioritize her mental health and new business projects.

"These few months away from the sport has really given me a new love and appreciation for the game I've dedicated my life to," she said in the post.

Osaka also shared some sweet hopes for her future, writing, "One thing I'm looking forward to is for my kid to watch one of my matches and tell someone, 'That's my mom.'"

Though she'll miss the 2023 season, she pledged to return to the court at the Australian Open in 2024.

"Can’t wait to get back on the court," she added

In a sidenote, Osaka admitted that she doesn't believe in one "correct path" in life.

"I always felt that if you move forward with good intentions, you'll find your way eventually," she concluded.

Cover photo: Collage: Angela WEISS / AFP & Sarah Stier / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP

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