Naomi Osaka has been facing tough times personally since stepping away from the tour. She did not play matches this season. Osaka gave birth to a baby girl in July with her boyfriend, Cordae. The couple named the girl Shai. Parenthood has been a challenging phase for Osaka, who was unsure about being a mother at the age of 26.
Osaka had shared a few posts on social media where she revealed her insecurities about parenthood. It brought in doubts about her relationship status with Cordae. The pair had been together since 2019 and have spent a lot of time together in the past few months. Cordae had shared a quota on Instagram, which further made the fans believe that the couple had split.
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Osaka and Cordae still follow each other on Instagram. The former world No.1 had deleted pictures of them being together. There is still no confirmation from either of them regarding their relationship.
Fans are hoping that it is just a temporary roadblock between them as both are still young. With the ongoing allegations, Osaka seemed to have taken a break to freshen her mind.
Naomi Osaka takes an escape amid break-up tensions and motherhood doubts
Osaka enjoyed her day filled with adventures in the ocean and on the road. The 26-year-old shared a few pictures and videos of her spending time with her friends. Osaka was seen jumping into the ocean from a cruise ship and then was seen jet skiing. She found time to ride dirt bikes and then ended her day with a practice session on the court.
The four-time grand slam winner appeared to have found solace in her personal space. There were doubts about her return to the tour, but now Osaka is definitely preparing hard. She had earlier shared her fears about entering motherhood at the peak of her career. But now, the two-time US Open champion is positively accepting changes in her life.
Osaka is scheduled to play at the United Cup next season and also at the Australian Open. She has won the title at Melbourne twice, and it was her final slam win before her break on tour. The Japanese player can use the hectic tour to take her mind off the current distractions. She needs to stay strong for her daughter and will develop the right mindset by next season.