Last updated on August 13th, 2023 at 06:41 am
Facts About Naomi Osaka
|25 Years Old
|5 feet 11 inches
|Place Of Birth
|Fort Lauderdale, Florida
|Japanese, American, Haitian
|Elmont Alden Terrace Primary
|Broward Virtual High School
|Source of Wealth
|salary, contracts, sponsorships
|154-107 (59%), Singles
|$ 4 Million
Naomi Osaka is a Japanese professional tennis player. Currently, Osaka reached No. 1 on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) ranking in the world in 2019 and is the reigning US Open Champion in women's singles. 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. She reached world No.1 in January 2019 after she won the 2019 Australian Open. She won her second US Open singles title in September 2020. 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.
Naomi Osaka Famous For
- Osaka is an aggressive, offensive baseliner.
- She defeated former world No.1s like Maria Sharapova, Venus Williams, and Serena Williams on different occasions.
- Osaka defeated Serena Williams to win her first-ever Grand Slam singles i.e US Open 2018.
- Won 2019 Australian Open.
- Won 2020 US Open.
Naomi Osaka Wins her second US Open
Naomi Osaka won her second US Open singles title, her third Grand Slam singles title overall in September 2020. She defeated Victoria Azarenka in the final to win the title. She had defeated Jennifer Brady to reach her second US Open FInal.
Naomi Osaka triumph continues as she reached her 2nd consecutive Grand Slam finals
The 21-years old 4th seed, Naomi Osaka starts the new year 2019 on a good note as she has secured a place in the final of the Australian Open, her 2nd consecutive Grand Slam Final. She will meet the 8th seed Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic at Rod Laver Arena on 26th January 2019.
The defending US Open Champion, Naomi Osaka defeated Magda Linette and Tamara Zidansek to reach the third round. She then defeated Hsieh Su-Wei in the third round and Anastasija Sevastova in the fourth round to make her first quarterfinal in Melbourne. In the quarterfinal, she defeated the sixth-seeded Elina Svitolina and advanced to the semi-final against Karolina Pliskova. She defeated 7th seed, Karolina, making her first-ever final in Melbourne.
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 the Final. Osaka defeated Lesia Tsurenko in the quarterfinal and Madison Keys in the semifinal to reach the Grand Slam final.
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 the 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 the 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 the 2016 US Open. Osaka achieved the breakthrough at the 2016 Toray Pan Pacific Open. She got a wildcard and also succeeded in reaching the 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 the 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 the Miami Open.
- Naomi Osaka became the first Japanese tennis player to win a major tennis tournament when she won the 2018 US Open trophy. In doing so, 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 the Final. Osaka defeated Lesia Tsurenko in the quarterfinal and Madison Keys in the semifinal to reach the Grand Slam final. With the win, she reached a career-high world ranking of number 4.
- In 2019, she won the Australian Open. She defeated Petra Kvitova in the final. She became the first woman since Serena William in 2015 to win consecutive Grand Slam titles. She also became the first player to follow up her first Grand Slam singles title with another at the next such event since Jennifer Capriati in 2001.
- With the win, she reached No. 1, becoming the first Asian player to be ranked No. 1 in the world in singles.
- She won her third Grand Slam singles titles and her second US Open title in September 2020. She defeated Victoria Azarenka in the final. During the tournament, she wore black masks in her support for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Naomi Osaka Boyfriend
Naomi Osaka is unmarried but not single. She is in a relationship with American rapper, Cordae. It is not clear when they started dating but the two are in a serious relationship. She has been able to maintain her professional as well as love life well. More details about their affair will be updated accordingly.
Body Features of Naomi Osaka's
Naomi stands 5 feet 11 inches and her balanced weight of 152 lbs.
Naomi Osaka's Net Worth
Naomi Osaka earns playing professional tennis. She is one of the rising tennis players in the world. She earns a handsome amount of money through prize money, bonuses, contracts, sponsorships, businesses, and promotion. She achieved quite a success in 2018. She is one of the top paid women athletes in the world. She reportedly earned around $15 million through endorsements in 2018. Osaka has made over $17 million in career earnings from participating in competitions to date. The net worth of Naomi Osaka is estimated at $37 million in 2019.
Trivias About Naomi Osaka You Need To Know.
- She won the Rising Stars Invitational exhibition tournament at the 2015 WTA Finals.
- She clinched 2018 BNP Paribas Open.