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Helpless Naomi Osaka Delves into Her Pregnancy Ordeal as She Reveals Scathing Loneliness Episode – ‘Going to Be an Independent Woman’

Published 09/06/2023, 5:44 PM EDT

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Naomi Osaka is a name that was once regarded as greatness in tennis. After having dominated the tennis courts for ages, the Japanese sensation took some time off the court after she revealed that she was expecting a child. However, during those nine months, a lot happened with Naomi.

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In a recent interview, the former number 1 shed light on the struggles that she underwent during her time off the tennis court. Hoping to make a sensational return on the court, she dives into the darkest days of her life where she had to deal with almost everything on her own.

Naomi Osaka reveals the struggles she went through during pregnancy


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Naomi Osaka, known for her powerful performances on the court, recently opened up about a different kind of battle she faced during her pregnancy – loneliness. She shared her personal experience to shed light on a side of pregnancy and motherhood that often goes unspoken.

During her pregnancy, Osaka felt lonely because she couldn’t do many of the things she used to. This made her realize that she needed help, something she wasn’t used to. Normally, she prided herself on being independent and not asking for help, but this time, she had to.


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“I actually felt lonely during my pregnancy. Just because I felt like I wasn’t able to do a lot of things that I was normally able to do and I think it kind of goes back into like asking for help too, for me. I learned a lot normally I’m thinking like I’m going to be an independent woman and I’m not gonna ask anyone for help and whenever something happens just like take it on the chin,” said Naomi Osaka in the interview.

It was a tough lesson for Osaka, but an important one. She learned that it’s okay to ask for help, even if it feels strange at first. She had a good group of people around her who were willing to help, but she had to overcome her pride and ask for it.

Her story is a reminder that it’s okay to show vulnerability and seek support when you need it, even if you’re used to doing things on your own.


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Naomi Osaka’s courage in sharing her personal experience is an inspiration to others facing similar challenges. However, after facing some of the darkest days of her life, Naomi Osaka is all set to make a sensational comeback to tennis.

Naomi wants to make a comeback to tennis

After giving birth to a new life, Naomi has expressed her intention of returning to the tennis courts soon. However, with all the major grand slams almost over for the year, she would willing to target the Australian Open next year. Interestingly, Naomi has been a former champion in Australia as well. Thus, this would present a brilliant stage for an exceptional comeback.


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Thus, Naomi’s comments about her tough times reveal the tough times that she had to go through. However, with those days gone, she would be looking to make a sensational comeback as she looks to emulate the likes of Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, and many others while surprising fans and pundits.

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Written by:

Akshat Gaur


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Akshat Gaur is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2021 and has been writing since then. With over two years of experience in the world of sports journalism, specifically tennis journalism, Akshat is someone who is immensely passionate about covering the ATP and the WTA Tour.
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Bhavani Singh