“The previous few years have been attention-grabbing to say the least, however I feel it is probably the most difficult occasions in life that may be probably the most enjoyable,” the four-time main champion wrote alongside the photograph.
“These few months away from the game have given me a brand new love and appreciation for the sport I’ve devoted my life to.”
Osaka stated she plans to return to tennis in 2024 for subsequent yr’s Australian Open, a event she has gained twice earlier than.
“I do know I’ve rather a lot to stay up for sooner or later,” he added. “One factor I am wanting ahead to is for my son to see one among my matches and say to somebody, ‘that is my mum’.”
The withdrawal of the 25-year-old from the upcoming Australian Open was introduced this Sunday by the organizers of the competitors.
Osaka has not performed because the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo final September.
She took outing of aggressive tennis and made a number of extremely publicized disclosures about her struggles with psychological well being following an incident in August 2021 the place she was visibly burdened and emotional whereas addressing the media throughout a compulsory press convention at Roland Garros.
Osaka later withdrew from the French Open that yr and revealed that she had “suffered from lengthy bouts of melancholy” since successful her first main championship in 2018.
“I do not assume there’s a completely proper path to absorb life, however I’ve at all times felt that in case you transfer ahead with good intentions, you’ll finally discover your method,” Osaka added in her assertion on Wednesday.