Naomi Osaka Welcomes Baby Girl With Partner Cordae, per Report

The tennis champ has given birth to her first child, per People magazine.
Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka.

Pro tennis player Naomi Osaka has given birth to her first child, a baby girl, according to People. The outlet reported the exciting news on Tuesday. Although there few details have been made public at this time, People noted that mom and baby are doing well.

Osaka, a four-time Grand Slam singles champ, initially announced on Instagram in January that she and her boyfriend, rapper Cordae, were expecting a baby. In early June, the 25-year-old athlete opened up about her baby’s gender and shared that the parents-to-be would soon welcome a little girl.

Osaka, who posed for the cover of the 2021 SI Swimsuit Issue in Malibu, Calif., with photographer Yu Tsai, spoke to TODAY in early May about how much she was looking forward to impending motherhood.

“I’m most excited about being able to have a kid in the stands watching me play tennis, and them being able to say, ‘Hey, that’s my mom on the court,’” Osaka told TODAY. She then added, “I think that moment will be surreal, and I really look forward to the day that it actually happens. It really does feel like a dream to think of my own child in the stands watching me, and I’m so excited that I’ve got that coming in the not-so-distant future.”

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