Naomi Osaka Makes Winning Return

Naomi Osaka, former world No. 1, marked a successful return to tennis after a year away prioritizing mental health and becoming a mother.

She defeated Tamara Korpatsch in the Brisbane International’s first round. Osaka’s last match was at the 2022 Pan Pacific Open, withdrawing due to abdominal pain. Despite being unranked after 15 months without competition, she played impressively, securing a straight-sets victory with a powerful serve. Osaka acknowledged her growth, expressed gratitude for fan support, and looks forward to facing Karolína Plíšková in the second round.

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