Former 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert believes Naomi Osaka will make «an incredible mother.» Osaka, 25, announced this week that she is expecting her first child. Since she went public with her battle with depression and anxiety during the 2021 French Open, Osaka hasn’t really played that much and hasn’t won a title since the 2021 Australian Open either.
Evert, who has three children, believes that Osaka will benefit from motherhood in many ways and will probably do wonders for the mental health of the Japanese.
Always happy for Osaka
“I think it’s great news and I think she’s going to be a great mom.
Naomi has shown us so much compassion and kindness throughout her career that I think that will translate into caring for another human being, I think she’s going to be an amazing mother. I think it’s going to be very liberating for her, in the sense that now she can focus on a human being who is more important than anything else in the world.
And it’s not just focused on the tennis, the pressures, the expectations, all the challenges she’s faced before, the anxiety, I think having a child is the most liberating, most loving act that can happen to you. It’s going to be very healthy and almost healing for her.
I’m really happy for her because I think it’s meant to be. I think everything happens for a reason, and she just takes all the pressure off of him and takes all the attention off of him,» Evert said. eurosport. Last year, Osaka appeared in a total of 11 tournaments.
After Osaka withdrew from the Australian Open, some began to fear that her career was coming to an end. But then Osaka took to social media to announce that she is expecting her first child. In her social media post, Osaka indicated that she plans to return to the Australian Open in 2024. Osaka is likely to miss the entire 2023 season and return to action at the start of the 2024 season.