Naomi Osaka on role of mom: "I don't think I can prepare"

In an interview with VOGUE, the former world number one spoke about future motherhood and how to prepare for this new adventure

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Naomi Osaka on role of mom: "I don't think I can prepare"

Earlier this year, after withdrawing from the Australian Open, the Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka announced that she was pregnant with her first child. Since then, Naomi has withdrawn from all competitions this season.

The Grand Slam champion, however, does not stop and continues her life outside of tennis. In fact she started a new collaboration with the Victoria's Secret underwear brand for the creation of nightwear, made in a sustainable way and which are comfortable.

In an interview with VOGUE, the former world number one talked about future motherhood and how to prepare for this new adventure. She told: "I'm not really sure I can prepare myself. I know there are things I can buy and lessons that I can follow, but, this will be my first child and I'm really excited.

Everyone I know who has had a child has said it has changed their life. I don't think I can prepare. I think I'll have to go with the flow. Which is good advice on and off the court. Motherhood is the red thread that links her life to this new project that the four-time Grand Slam champion has created.

As she stated in the same interview, she said that the garments made will also be maternity: "I actually wear them all the time now. "

Naomi Osaka will come back in 2024

It hasn't been easy years for the Japanese tennis player, after her Grand Slam victories: between physical problems and depression, she lacked constancy and consequently her results.

Now one of two tennis players currently pregnant, along with Angelique Kerber, Naomi Osaka has stated that she will return in 2024. The last appearance of the Japanese on a tennis court dates back to September 2022, she was defeated in the second round of the Tokyo tournament at the hands of Haddad Maia.

Her last presence, on the other hand, in a Grand Slam tournament is the very short parenthesis at the US Open, defeated in the debut by the American Danielle Collins. Photo Credits: pic by Vogue

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