Former world number one and four-time major champion Naomi Osaka has disclosed she is pregnant and said she would miss the 2023 tennis season.
Osaka recently withdrew from the upcoming Australian Open, a tournament she has won twice.
Osaka has not played a full match since her first-round loss at the US Open and participated in just 11 tournaments in 2022.
She had also informed reporters the sport was no longer bringing her joy following a third-round exit at the 2021 US Open.
On Wednesday, Osaka tweeted about her pregnancy and included a photo of an ultrasound with the announcement.
“I am aware of how brief life is, and I don’t take anything for granted; each day is a blessing and an experience.
“I am aware that the future holds a lot of promise for me. One of the things I’m looking forward to is when my child recognizes me from one of my matches and says, “That’s my mom,” she wrote.