‘Super nervous’ Osaka wins comeback match at Brisbane International

BRISBANE: Former world No. 1 and new mother Naomi Osaka said on Monday she was proud to have won her first match back after a long break, admitting she had been “super nervous.”

The 26-year-old was on court at the Brisbane International for an hour and 47 minutes before finally seeing off gallant German Tamara Korpatsch 6-3, 7-6 (11/9) at Pat Rafter Arena.

“I was super nervous, but I was excited to be out there,” said Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam champion who stepped away from tennis in September 2022, citing mental health concerns.

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