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Naomi Osaka is back playing tennis after hiatus

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Naomi Osaka has returned to the tennis court after a hiatus from the sport following September’s US Open. The former world No. 1 updated fans on social media on Friday, writing, “kinda rusty but feels good to be back.”

Osaka has taken a step back from competition after an emotional loss to Leylah Fernandez at the US Open, telling press following the match, “I honestly don’t know when I’m going to play my next tennis match.”

The 24-year-old’s post is the latest indication that Osaka could be returning to the WTA Tour sooner rather than later.