Naomi Osaka biography

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Naomi Osaka

Quick Facts Of Naomi Osaka

Celebrated Name Naomi Osaka
Age 21 years old
Nick Name Osaka
Birth Name Naomi Osaka
Birth Date 1997-10-16
Gender Female
Profession Tennis Player
Coach Sascha Bajin
Height 1.80m
Birth Nation Japan
Place Of Birth Chuo-ku, Osaka
Marital Status Unmarried
Title Won 1 WTA
Current City Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Nationality Japanese, American, Haitian
Mother Tamaki Osaka
Father Leonard Francois
Sisters Mari
Siblings Mari
Primary School Elmont Alden Terrace Primary
High School Broward Virtual High School
Career Start 2013
World Ranking 19
Source of Wealth salary, contracts, sponsorships
Record 154-107 (59%), Singles
Home Town Chuo-ku
Weight 152 lbs
Horoscope Libra
Net Worth $ 4 Million

Naomi Osaka is a Japanese professional tennis player. Currently, Osaka is ranked 7th on World Tennis. Earlier, she had reached World No. 17 on July 23, 2018. It was her best singles ranking so far in her tennis career until she won her first Grand slam US Open 2018 defeating former World No. 1 Serena Williams. With this, Osaka also became the first Japanese player ever to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. Osaka is an aggressive, offensive baseliner. She likes to attack with her big forehand and is able to hit winners off both sides. Osaka's serve is consistent and very strong up to 125 miles per hour. Osaka plays with the Yonex EZONE 98 racquet. Her strings are Yonex POLYTOUR PRO 125 ad REXIS 130. At present, Osaka lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States.

Best Known For

  • Osaka is an aggressive, offensive baseliner.
  • She defeated former world No.1s like Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams and Serena Williams in different occasions.
  • Osaka defeated Serena Williams to win her first ever Grand Slam singles i.e US Open 2018.

Gossips and Rumors

Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese tennis player to win a major tennis tournament. She defeated former world No. 1 Serena Williams in straight sets to claim the 2018 US Open trophy. Surprisingly, Naomi respects Serena as her idol and wanted to play Serena in Final.  Osaka defeated Lesia Tsurenko in the quarterfinal and Madison Keys in the semifinal to reach Grand Slam final.

Naomi Osaka

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Naomi Osaka's Early Life

Osaka was born to a Japanese mother, Tamaki Osaka and a Haitian father, Leonard Francois on October 16, 1997, in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan. Osaka's mother and father met each other at New York University, United States. Later they got married. At the age of three, Osaka and her family moved to America. Osaka's older sister Mari is also a professional tennis player. Osaka and Mari have played together in double-tennis. Osaka graduated from Elmont Alden Terrace Primary and Broward Virtual High School. In her early days, Osaka used to train tennis at Harold Solomon Institute (Florida Tennis SBT Academy), and ProWorld Tennis Academy.

Naomi Osaka's Career

Osaka holds both Japanese and American citizenship. And her father made the decision to register her with Japan Tennis Association. Her father wanted Osaka to represent her birth country, Japan. In September 2013, Osaka turned pro. She defeated Alla Kudryavtseva and Petra Martic in qualifying and secured a place in WTA Tour. She made her main-draw WTA Tour debut at the 2014 Bank of the West Classic. Osaka was named Rising Stars Invitational exhibition tournament after defeating Caroline Garcia during the 2015 WTA Finals.
Osaka reached the third round of Australian Open in her Grand Slam debut. Osaka also reached the third round of the French Open during the clay season. Osaka could not participate in Wimbledon due to injury. Osaka again reached the third round at 2016 US Open. Osaka achieved the breakthrough at the 2016 Toray Pan Pacific Open. She got a wildcard and also succeeded in reaching WTA final. She was defeated by former World No.1 Caroline Wozniacki in straight sets. Osaka then entered the top 50 of the WTA rankings for her recent final. Osaka was voted the newcomer of the year at the 2016 WTA Awards.
The year 2017 was not much of a fruitful year for Osaka. She lost Australian Open and Dubai Tennis Championships in the second round. She also lost Indian Wells, the Miami Open, and the Volvo Car Open either in second or third rounds. Rest of her clay season, Osaka could not get successful results.
Osaka defeated Sara Sorribes Tormo but got defeated by Venus Williams in the third round at 2017 Wimbledon. Defeating defending champion Angelique Kerber in the first round became Osaka's biggest win of her career at the U.S. Open. She also defeated Venus Williams in the second round of the Hong Kong Open in October 2017. She was defeated by the eventual winner, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the quarter-final. Osaka defeated former world No. 1 Maria Sharapova in the first round of 2018 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. She clinched BNP Paribas Open after defeating Russian 20th seed Daria Kasatkina in straight sets. Osaka already achieved her dreams to defeat Maria Sharapova and Venus Wiliams. Next on her list was to defeat Serena Williams, which she achieved in March 2018 in the first round of Miami Open.

Naomi Osaka's Affair and Relationship

Naomi is pretty open when it comes to her professional career. She hasn't shared anything about having a boyfriend or dating someone else and her personal life with Media. She is busy focusing on her Career than anything else.

Naomi Osaka's Net Worth

Osaka earns a handsome amount of money through competitions, sponsorships, businesses, and promotion. It is reported that Osaka has earned a total of $1,419,105 participating in competitions only. But net worth of Naomi Osaka in 2018 is estimated at $4 million.

Did You Know?

  • She won the Rising Stars Invitational exhibition tournament at the 2015 WTA Finals.
  • She clinched 2018 BNP Paribas Open.

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