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Naomi Osaka is a Japanese female tennis player. She plays right-handed (two-handed backhand) with her favourite shot being the forehand. Naomi’s father is from Haiti and her mother is from Japan. Her idol growing up was Serena Williams.

Naomi won the WTA 2016 newcomer of the year award.

First WTA Title

Naomi won her first WTA Title on the 18th of March 2018 at the Indian Wells Masters. She beat Daria Kasatkina in the final 6-3 6-2. To read more click here >

The 2019 Australian Open Champion

Ranking

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Naomi Osaka news

20th of February 2021 - Naomi has won the 2021 Australian Open defeating Jennifer Brady 6-4 6-3.

18th of September 2020 - Naomi has pulled out of the French Open with a hamstring injury which was rescheduled to start on the 27th of September due to the Coronavirus.

12th of September 2020 - Naomi won the 2020 US Open defeating Victoria Azarenka 1-6 6-3 6-3 on the Arthur Ashe Stadium in front of "NO FANS" due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Naomi wore 7 face masks throughout her 7 matches in the tournament each displaying the name of a Black victim of alleged police or racial violence in the US. In her first round match the mask displayed the name Breonna Taylor2nd round match - Elijah McClain. 3rd round match - Ahmaud Arbery. 4th round match - Trayvon Martin. Before her quarter-finals match with Shelby Rogers she wore a face mask with the name George Floyd on the face covering. Before her semi-final match against Jennifer Brady she wore the face mask with the name Philando Castile on it. And before the final against Victoria Azarenka she wore the mask with the name Tamir Rice on it.

9th of September 2020 - Naomi defeated Shelby Rogers in the quarter-finals of the US Open in straight sets 6-3 6-4 on the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Osaka will now face Jennifer Brady in the semi-final on Friday.

27th of August 2020 - Naomi Osaka has pulled out of a major tennis tournament in New York in a protest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake. This is what she posted on her social media platforms Instagram and Twitter -

Hello, as many of you are aware I was scheduled to play my semifinals match tomorrow. However, before I am a athlete, I am a black woman. And as a black woman I feel as though there are much more important matters at hand that need immediate attention, rather than watching me play tennis. 

I don't expect anything drastic to happen with me not playing, but if I can get a conversation started in a majority white sport I consider that a step in the right direction.

Watching the continued genocide of Black people at the hand of the police is honestly making me sick to the stomach. I'm exhausted of having a new hashtag pop up every few days and I'm extremely tired of having this same conversation over and over again.

When will it ever be enough?

#JacobBlake, #BreonnaTaylor, #ElijahMcclain, #GeorgeFloyd

22nd of May 2020 - Naomi Osaka has become the world’s highest-paid female athlete, knocking US rival Serena Williams off the top spot. According to Forbes magazine, Osaka, 22, a two-time Grand Slam champion, made £30.7m in prize money and endorsements over the past 12 months. That was £1.15m more than the amount earned by 38-year-old Williams. Since Forbes began tracking female athletes’ income in 1990, tennis players have topped the annual list every year.

6th of October 2019 - Naomi Osaka has won the China Open by defeating World No.1 Ashleigh Barty in 3 sets. (Score 3-6 6-3 6-2). She soon took to the social media platform Instagram posting a picture of her with the winner’s trophy. To see the picture, click here >

19th of February 2019 - Naomi Osaka has been knocked out of the Dubai Tennis Championships in the second round to Kristina Mladenovic having received a first-round bye as the top seed, she was beaten 6-3 6-3.

11th of February 2019 – Naomi Osaka has split with coach Sascha Bajin. She announced the news on the Twitter, saying “Hey everyone, I will no longer be working together with Sascha. I thank him for his work and wish him all the best in the future”

Sascha replied “Thank you Naomi, emoji, I wish you nothing but the best as well. What a ride that was. Thank you for letting me be part of this.

They worked together for 13 months with Naomi winning two back-to-back Grand Slam titles. (The 2018 US Open, followed by the 2019 Australian Open).

26th of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Naomi Osaka has won the Australian Open defeating Petra Kvitova in three sets. 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4. As a result of Naomi winning the tournament she will become the number one player in the world when the new rankings are out on Monday. Read full story >

24th of January 2019 - Melbourne, Australia. Naomi Osaka has knocked Karolina Pliskova out of the Australian Open to reach back to back Grand Slam finals. Naomi won the match 6-2 4-6 6-4. Naomi will now face Petra Kvitova in Saturdays final. Naomi won the previous Grand Slam final against Serena Williams at the US Open in 2018.

23rd of January 2019 - Melbourne, AustraliaNaomi Osaka has reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open after defeating Elina Svitolina 6-4 6-1.

 

 

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