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Naomi Osaka gave fans an update on how she is doing.

The athlete said on Good Morning America on Tuesday that taking a mental health break from tennis in 2021 was 'necessary.'

'I wouldn't have wanted it any other way,' shared the beauty who wore a pale blue satin suit with a feather trim.

Helping: Naomi Osaka gave fans an update on how she is doing. The athlete said on Good Morning America on Tuesday that taking a mental health break from tennis was 'necessary'

Helping: Naomi Osaka gave fans an update on how she is doing. The athlete said on Good Morning America on Tuesday that taking a mental health break from tennis was 'necessary'

Her choice: 'I wouldn't have wanted it any other way,' shared the beauty who wore a pale blue satin suit with a feather trim

Her choice: 'I wouldn't have wanted it any other way,' shared the beauty who wore a pale blue satin suit with a feather trim

She also said she is doing her part to help young people succeed. 

The four-time Grand Slam champion talked about her new children's book, The Way Champs Play, which was released December 6. 

The 21-year-old tennis superstar, who has formed a production company with basketball great LeBron James, based the book on the principles taught at her Play Academy: being kind, working as a team, doing your best, and most importantly, having fun.

'I remember being really inspired by books growing up,' she told GMA's Robin Roberts, 'so to pass feeling on to the next generation is really cool.'

Play Academy was established to help change girls lives through play and sport and has programs in Los Angeles, Japan and Haiti. 

'We give grants to schools and other organizations around the world so that little girls and boys can play in their activities and after-school programs.'

Stylish: Here she is seen heading into the morning show while in a pale blue suit

Stylish: Here she is seen heading into the morning show while in a pale blue suit 

Dazzling: She wore a simple white tank top beneath the jacket and completed the look with a pair of silver sandals

Dazzling: She wore a simple white tank top beneath the jacket and completed the look with a pair of silver sandals

Naomi was dazzling in a baby blue silk suit with a

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