Naomi Osaka

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Full Name Naomi Osaka
Age 23 Years Old
Nick Name Osaka
Gender Female
Famous As Tennis Player
Birth Date October 16th, 1997
Birth Place Chuo-ku, Osaka

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A Japanese professional tennis player who is reigning champion in women's singles at the US Open and the Australian Open is named for Naomi Osaka. She is ranked No 1 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA). Moreover, she also became a Japanese player to hold the top ranking in singles. She is known for her multi-ethnic background and her shy, candid personality. 

Naomi Osaka won US Open 2020

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Naomi Osaka on setbacks, role models and inspiring others

The 21-year-old world No. 2 crashed out of Wimbledon in the first round Monday and later cut her news conference short when asked about the difficulties adjusting to life as a new global superstar. She turned to the moderator and whispered: "Can I leave? I feel like I'm about to cry." The moderator stepped in, and that was that. Osaka left. She had victories in the US Open and Australian Open propelled her to world No. 1 and drew a comparison with 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams. Osaka's multicultural heritage; her mother is Japanese, her father is from Haiti; has also made her the face of a new, more outward-looking Japan. 

How old is Naomi Osaka?

She celebrated her 21st birthday as of October 2018. 

Early Life of Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka was born on 16th October 1997 in Chuo-ku, Osaka, Japan. She was born to a Japanese mother, Tamaki Osaka, and a Haitian father, Leonard Francois. Her mother and father met each other at New York University, the United States and later they got married. At the age of three, Osaka and her family moved to America. Her older sister Mari is also a professional tennis player. Osaka and Mari have played together in double-tennis. She is 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. Her nationality is Japanese and her ethnicity is Mixed. 

Body Measurements of Osaka

Naomi Osaka has an athletic body build. She has a tall height of 1.80 m and a balanced bodyweight of 69 Kg. Her other body measurement has not been revealed yet but it will be added soon. 

Affairs and Relationship of Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka is currently in a relationship with the rapper, YBN Cordae. The duo has been dating since the year 2019 and their relationship is going smoothly. They are often spotted in public places as well. Information regarding their first meeting is still a mystery. However, they are enjoying their life a lot. 

Everything To Know About Naomi Osaka's Boyfriend, YBN Cordae

Naomi Osaka and her boyfriend, YBN Cordae

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Net Worth of Naomi Osaka

Noami Osaka is a very successful tennis player and she is one of the rising tennis players in the world. She reportedly earned around $15 million through endorsements as of 2019. She has earned a total of $11,351,973 participating in competitions to date. The net worth of Naomi Osaka is estimated at $4 million in 2019. Moreover, she also earns a handsome amount of money through prize money, bonuses, contracts, sponsorships, businesses, and promotion. 

Career of Naomi Osaka

  • Naomi made her professional main draw debut in doubles at her next tournament in March with her sister Mari. 
  • In September 2013, she turned into a professional.
  • 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.
  • She was also named Rising Stars Invitational exhibition tournament after defeating Caroline Garcia during the 2015 WTA Finals.
  • She reached the third round of the Australian Open in her Grand Slam debut. 
  • She then reached the third round of the French Open during the clay season.
  • She could not participate in Wimbledon due to her injury. Again she reached the third round at the 2016 US Open.
  • She 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.
  • She entered the top 50 of the WTA rankings for her recent final. 
  • She lost Australian Open and Dubai Tennis Championships in the second round (2017).
  • She also lost Indian Wells, the Miami Open, and the Volvo Car Open either in second or third rounds (2017). 
  • She 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. 
  • She also 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. 
  • She 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.
  • She became the first Japanese tennis player to win a major tennis tournament when she won the 2018 US Open trophy where she defeated former world No. 1 Serena Williams in straight sets to claim the 2018 US Open trophy. 
  • She defeated Lesia Tsurenko in the quarterfinal and Madison Keys in the semifinal to reach the Grand Slam final and she reached a career-high world ranking of number 4.
  • She entered the Australian Open as the fourth seed and also one of eleven players in contention for the world No. 1 ranking.
  • She split with her coach Sascha Bajin following the tournament.
  • She failed to defend her title at Indian Wells, being defeated by Belinda Bencic in the fourth round. 
  • She suffered an early loss to Hsieh Su-Wei at the 2019 Miami Open at Stuttgart Open. 
  • She fell to world No. 2 after French Open champion Ashleigh Barty won the Birmingham title and She was seeded second for Wimbledon but lost in the first round, once again to Yulia Putintseva.