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Naomi Osaka announces she’s pregnant, expecting first baby with boyfriend Cordae

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Tennis superstar Naomi Osaka is pregnant. She and boyfriend Cordae are expecting their first child.

Osaka confirmed the news Wednesday on Twitter, sharing a photo of an ultrasound.

“I know that I have so much to look forward to in the future,” she wrote. “One thing I’m looking forward to is for my kid to watch one of my matches and tell someone, ‘that’s my mom.'”

Osaka continued, “2023 will be a year that’ll be full of lessons for me and I hope I’ll see you guys in the start of the next one cause I’ll be at Aus 2024.”

Osaka was referring to the Australian Open, where the main draw gets underway soon in Melbourne.

The tournament announced on Sunday that Osaka, a two-time champion, would not compete this year.

“Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the Australian Open. We will miss her at #AO2023,” the Australian Open tweeted, without sharing a reason for her withdrawal.

Osaka and Cordae began dating in 2019.

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