Tennis: Osaka to return at Australian Open warmup in Brisbane


Former world No. 1 Naomi Osaka will officially begin her tennis comeback at the Brisbane International, a warmup tournament for January’s Australian Open, organizers announced Friday.

The Dec. 31 to Jan. 7 event at Brisbane’s Queensland Tennis Centre will be the first tour appearance for the 26-year-old Japanese star since she gave birth to her first child, a daughter, in July.

“I am really excited about getting back out on court and competing. I always love starting my season in Brisbane and can’t wait to return,” Osaka said in a statement.

“The Brisbane International is such a great tourname...

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