Grand Slam champs Bianca Andreescu, Aryna Sabalenka, and Naomi Osaka share news

  • Andreescu announces her tennis return
  • Sabalenka shares her favorite tennis outfit
  • Osaka talks about her most meaningful Grand Slam win
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It is always a good day when we hear directly from some of our finest Grand Slam champion female athletes directly from them. Bianca Andreescu and Aryna Sabalenka recently did social media Q&As where they answered fan questions, and Naomi Osaka sat down with Nick Kyrgios for his show Good Trouble. In all three cases, we learned new and valuable information about these women who collectively have 7 Grand Slam titles, 4 Australian Opens and 3 US Opens between 2018 and 2024.

Bianca Andreescu answered a fan question that many were eager to hear. At the beginning of the year, she targeted a return to tennis for Indian Wells which did not happen. She is finally healthy and coming back to competitive tennis the week before the French Open. The WTA schedule has two clay court tournaments the week of May 19, one is in Strasbourg, France, and the other in Morocco so Andreescu is less than a month away from taking the court at one of these events in her first match play since the 2023 US Open. She also has Olympic dreams. Andreescu is ranked 220th, but the fourth highest-ranked Canadian behind Leylah Fernandez (35), Rebecca Marino (160), and Marina Stakusic (204).

Aryna Sabalenka was asked her favorite tennis dress, and she teased that "the best one is just around the corner." Many thought she would say the red dress that she wore to win her second straight Australian Open in January. She was also asked who her best friend is between Ons Jabeur and Paula Badosa since there has been banter among the three lately. She joked that she feels eliminated from the group; that is not the case. Fans saw how much Badosa means to her on separate occasions this year, in Miami after the suicide of her ex-boyfriend Konstantin Koltsov and in Stuttgart when Badosa was injured and had to retire from the match.

Naomi Osaka shares her most meaningful Grand Slam title

Naomi Osaka is always thoughtful when answering questions but is even more reflective since motherhood. In a recent sit-down with Nick Kyrgios for his show Good Trouble, Osaka shared that her most meaningful Grand Slam title was the 2020 US Open because it had been nearly two years since she last won one at the 2019 Australian Open.

Osaka also said that had the Williams sisters never played tennis, she would not have. She looked up to them and admitted to feeling an out-of-body experience when she defeated them as a relatively unknown player. Osaka continues to show a mature and even more sensitive side of herself since becoming a mother in 2023. Her conversation with Kyrgios is 24 minutes long and full of fascinating insights like these.

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