Naomi Osaka: "I want to win eight more Grand Slams"

Osaka has never hidden her great sporting ambitions, the four Grand Slams added to her palmares confirm this, and her desire is precisely to conquer other Majors in the coming seasons

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Naomi Osaka: "I want to win eight more Grand Slams"

"I really want to play again, when I found out I was pregnant I said to myself: OK, after that, I will definitely play better. I am convinced that this baby will inspire me to try even harder and give my best." Naomi Osaka announced her pregnancy last January, when she withdrew from playing the Australian Open.

The Japanese, who had already stopped for some time in the pits due to off-court factors, just after discovering she was pregnant, decided to skip the entire tennis season with the aim of coming back stronger than before in 2024.

Naomi Osaka: "I want to win eight more Grand Slams"

Osaka has never hidden her great sporting ambitions, the four Grand Slams added to her palmares confirm this, and her desire is precisely to conquer other Majors in the coming seasons.

"Is my return in doubt? No. I want to win eight more Grand Slams and try to win the gold medal at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. It's one of the goals that excites me the most about returning to sport. I took a break, but I always feel very competitive and full of desire to win the most important tournaments in my sport again.

Returning to the WTA Tour is not a project, it is a very serious and planned commitment. See you at the Australian Open in Melbourne." Osaka has never stopped training and, in a later deleted Instagram post, she appeared on the tennis court alongside American legend Andre Agassi.

There has not yet been talk of a possible sporting collaboration between the two and only time will provide the appropriate answers. For all tennis fans, the Osaka-Agassi duo could certainly be an interesting novelty. The Japanese, as she reiterated in various interviews, will return to the field regularly in 2024 and has already put the Australian Open in her sights.

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