‘Feels good to be back,’ says Naomi Osaka as she hints at return to competitive action

Naomi Osaka in action

Naomi Osaka has given a big clue that she is might soon return to competitive tennis after posting pictures of herself on the practice court.

The four-time Grand Slam winner has been sidelined since making an early exit from the US Open in September as she admitted after her third-round defeat that she is “going to take a break from playing”.

“I feel like I’m kind of at this point where I’m trying to figure out what I want to do,” the Japanese star said.

“Honestly I don’t know when I’m going to play my next tennis match. But I think I’m going to take a break from playing for a while.”

Just over two months later and she has hinted that she could be returning to action after posting images of herself on the practice court on social media.

“Kinda rusty but feels good to be back 🎾💕 I really want to say thank you everyone for all the kind messages, I really appreciate it ❤️,” the caption read.