Naomi Osaka shares first snaps of her baby girl after becoming a mom

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Naomi Osaka shares first snaps of her baby girl – in a tennis-themed outfit – after becoming a mom as she eyes a return to the court

  • Tennis star Naomi Osaka uploaded her first social media post since giving birth
  • The 25-year-old gave a glimpse of her daughter and gave inkling of tennis return
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Tennis star Naomi Osaka has given a first glimpse of her baby girl with her rapper boyfriend Cordae after welcoming her into the world.

The 25-year-old shared five pictures on Thursday with the first photo showing her daughter in a tennis-themed outfit with her face hidden.

Her child was wearing a white all-in-one with embroidered green and pink tennis rackets and tennis balls. 

She also shared a snap of her baby bump, of herself in the hospital bed as well as a picture from her celebrations back home – complete with pink balloons and rose petals.

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At the start of the year, Osaka said she would be back for the Australian Open in 2024 while announcing that she was pregnant, and she looks set to return to a tennis court soon.

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has uploaded her first social media post since giving birth to baby girl

Tennis star Naomi Osaka has uploaded her first social media post since giving birth to baby girl

The 25-year-old shared five pictures on Thursday, including photo of her in the hospital

The 25-year-old shared five pictures on Thursday, including photo of her in the hospital

Alongside the pictures she wrote: ‘Well that was a cool little intermission, now back to your regularly scheduled program,’ followed by a tennis ball emoji.

On her Instagram story on Wednesday night she shared a video of Chris Eubanks, who enjoyed a fairytale run at Wimbledon, saying: ‘I know I can compete with some of the best players in the world, whereas maybe I didn’t fully or know that before.’ 

Osaka wrote: ‘Felt this except I had to take nine-month break to realize it lol.’

She has been in a relationship with the Grammy-nominated American rapper since 2019.

Osaka is a four-time major winner, winning twice in Australia and twice at the US Open in New York. 

Upon announcing her pregnancy, she said in a social media post with a picture of a baby scan: ‘Can’t wait to get back on the court but here’s a little life update for 2023.

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‘The past few years have been interesting to say the least, but I find that its the most challenging times in life that may be the most fun.

‘These few months away from the sport has really given me a new love and appreciation for the game I’ve dedicated my life to. I realize that life is so short and I don’t take any moment for granted, everyday is a new blessing and adventure.

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

She has been in a relationship with rapper Cordae since 2019. The couple pictured in 2020

She has been in a relationship with rapper Cordae since 2019. The couple pictured in 2020

She had announced last month that she was expecting a baby girl with the rap star

She had announced last month that she was expecting a baby girl with the rap star 

Osaka has previously spoken openly of her struggles to handle the expectation around her in tennis.

After a shock defeat at the US Open to Leylah Fernandez in 2021, she tearfully said: ‘I honestly don’t know when I’m going to play my next tennis match.

‘I think I’m going to take a break from playing for a while. I feel like when I win I don’t feel happy, I feel relief. And when I lose I feel very sad. And I don’t think that’s normal.’

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It came months after withdrawing from the French Open that year, revealing that she has previously struggled with depression after her refusal to give post-match interviews had been criticized.

Osaka said she'd miss the 2023 season after revealing she is pregnant with her first child

Osaka said she’d miss the 2023 season after revealing she is pregnant with her first child

‘I never wanted to be a distraction and I accept that my timing was not ideal and my message could have been clearer. More importantly, I would never trivialize mental health or use the term lightly,’ she said.

‘Anyone that knows me knows I’m introverted, and anyone that has seen me at the tournaments will notice that I’m often wearing headphones as that helps dull my social anxiety.

‘Though the tennis press has always been kind to me (and I wanna apologize especially to all the cool journalists who I may have hurt), I am not a natural public speaker and get huge waves of anxiety before I speak to the world’s media. 

‘I get really nervous and find it stressful to always try to engage and give you the best answers I can.’

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