Naomi Osaka is a professional tennis player representing Japan. Since she was three-year-old, she has grown up in the States. Osaka has been ranked number one by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). She is the holder of the Australian Open in 2019, Wimbledon in 2018 and 2017, and US Open in 2018. She is the first Japanese to win Tennis Grand Slam Title.
Osaka was born on 16th October 1997 to parents Leonard Maxime Francois and Tamaki Osaka, in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan. She has an elder sister, Mari Osaka who is also a professional tennis player. She is of mixed culture as her father hails from Haiti while her mother is from Japan. When Naomi was three years of age, her family shifted to New York and later on settled in Florida from where she completed her high school at Broward Virtual High school. Both the Osaka sisters started to play tennis together at a young age as their father was inspired by watching Richard Williams training his daughters. The sisters became close on the courts and took 12 years for Osaka to beat Mari.
At the age of 18, even though Osaka lost to Caroline Wozniacki in the finals at WTA in 2016, she made quite the name for herself. In the same year, she made her entry in the top 50 of the WTA rankings and at the end of the season, she was declared as the WTA Newcomer of the year. In 2017, there was a regression in her growth, she had a strong debut at Wimbledon where she had a win over Barbora Strycova before losing to Venus Williams. She was in the spotlight after defeating number six Angelique Kerber, but soon she lost in the third round of the US Open for a second consecutive year. In the year 2018, after showing a huge improvement in the first top ten seasons she finished at number five.
Her major win in her career was when she defeated her idol player Serena Williams and won her first Grand Slam. She was the first Japanese to make it at this level. She trained under Sascha Bajin and won the Australian Open in 2019 for which she had to defeat Petra Kvitova. This was the highest point in her career where she secured the world number one position. She is being trained under Wim Fissette, has five Single Titles, and total prize money of $14,770,234 as of 2020. She just stunned the world and added yet another milestone to her name by defeating former WTA no 1 player Serena Williams on 18th February 2021. Naomi will face off the second semi-finalist the Australian Open finals which would be taken place on 20th February 2021.
Naomi Osaka Biography
|Real Name||Naomi Osaka|
|Birth Date||October 16, 1997|
|Birth Place||Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan|
Naomi Osaka Physical Statistics
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 11” – in Centimetres – 180 cm|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 69 kg – in Pounds – 152 lbs|
|Bra (Breast) Size||32B|
|Shoe Size||9 (U.S.)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Father||Leonard “San” François|
|School||Elmont Alden Terrace Primary School|
|College||Broward Virtual High School|
Naomi Osaka Relationship Status
|Marital Status||in Relation|
|Is she a lesbian?||No|
|Favourite Food||Not Known|
|Favourite Color||Not Known|
The 22-year-old Grand Slam holder is reported to be in a relationship with Cordae Amari Dunston or known by his stage name YBN Cordae is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. The couple met at a Los Angeles Clippers game. When they first met, Cordae failed to recognize the former world number one tennis player. She enjoys listening to Beyonce, Amanda Palmer, and Hikaru Utata and is fond of eating Sushi.
Naomi Osaka Net worth
Naomi is one of the topmost tennis players and is very good at her game. She has gained a lot of name and fame for herself. Her source of income is earned through her championship wins and endorsements. In 2020 her net worth was estimated to be more than $37 million.
- She is a professional tennis player who has two nationalities, Japanese and American
- She is an animal lover and has a dog named Panda
- Osaka loves to do philanthropic work, especially in Haiti.
- In 2016, she was crowned as the WTA ‘Newcomer of the Year.
- Osaka is regularly active on social media and has 1.2 million followers on Instagram.