Naomi Osaka has revealed that she is expecting to welcome her first children in June or July. Osaka, 25, announced her pregnancy in January. When Osaka welcomes her first child, she will turn her focus on returning to tennis.
“The baby is due in June or July, so I have August, September, October, November and December. I have almost six months,” Osaka said in an interview with a Japanese sports journalist, per Sportskeeda. Osaka started the 2021 season with a win at the Australian Open but then didn’t do much in the rest of the 2021 season.
Last year, Osaka appeared in a total of 11 tournaments and didn’t win any titles. Now, Osaka promises she will be better when she returns to tennis. “I’m definitely going to perform well and be a better player than I have been last year.
For me, my results just made me want to try harder and be the best that I can be. I’ll be competing in Australia next year,” Osaka said.
Osaka on becoming a mother
The father of Osaka’s first child is her long-time boyfriend Cordae.
But the gender of Osaka’s children remains a mystery as not even the Japanese’s boyfriend knows the gender of the children. Since learning about the pregnancy, Osaka has been preparing for the new chapter of her life. “I think what I’m looking forward to most is the challenges and just learning.
I think there’s going to be a lot of things that I don’t know, but I have a lot of really amazing people close to me that I can ask questions about. Just a new adventure. I’ve been preparing, but he doesn’t know the gender yet, only I know.
So it’s not like I can build out the room or anything. So I don’t know, [I’m] just kind of winging it. That’s kind of the key motto in my life a little,” Osaka said.