Naomi Osaka set to make her tennis return at Brisbane International | Tennis News
Four-time Grand Slam singles champion Naomi Osaka will return to tennis at the Brisbane International warm-up tournament ahead of the Australian Open.
Tournament officials confirmed Friday that Osaka will compete on Dec. 31-Jan. 7 events to start their 2024 season.
Osaka, a two-time Australian and US Open winner, unexpectedly withdrew from last year’s Australian Open before later revealing she was pregnant.
The former tennis No. 1 her daughter Shai was born in July.
“I’m excited to get back on the court and compete. I always love starting my season in Brisbane and I can’t wait to get back,” Osaka said in a statement. It will “set me up for a great comeback this summer.”
Osaka was born in Japan and moved to the United States with her parents when she was 3 years old. the first round of the US Open.
Australian Open officials announced last month that Osaka would be in the park for the first major event of the year starting January 14.
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