Naomi Osaka Makes Her Highly-Anticipated Return To The Court

Naomi Osaka is ready to make a comeback.

BYAlexander Cole
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It has been a very rough year for tennis star Naomi Osaka. It all started at the French Open when she decided that she wasn't going to do media availability. She felt as though the media made her too anxious and she was simply protecting her mental health. After being fined for this, Osaka dropped out of the French Open and eventually dropped out of Wimbledon as well.

From there, she had a disappointing showing at the Olympics and after a third-round exit in the US Open, she decided that she would be taking a prolonged break from tennis. Things were beginning to spiral for her and it was clear that tennis simply wasn't at the top of her mind. Needless to say, the break was very much necessary if she wanted to get back to her old habits of winning.

Naomi Osaka Makes Her Highly-Anticipated Return To The Court
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Recently, Osaka came back to practice and she decided to post about it on social media. As she notes in her post below, it was a bit hard to get back out there after some extended time off, although she appears to be excited about what's next for her career. It also seems as though she got a ton of support from her fans throughout this rough patch.

"Kinda rusty but feels good to be back," Osaka said. "I really want to say thank you everyone for all the kind messages, I really appreciate it."

With Grand Slams starting back up in 2022, Osaka will have a golden opportunity to prove to the world that she's still one of the best at what she does.

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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.