She is a professional tennis player originally from Japan.
Date of Birth: Oct 16, 1997
Net worth: 8 million
Place of birth: Chūō-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture
Height (m): 1.8
Marital status: In relation
Naomi Osaka Biography
She was born to Tamaki Osaka and Leonard Franco in Japan, Osaka in Japan on October 16, 1997.
Osaka is available on social media via Instagram under the username ‘naomiosaka’ with 1.1 million followers. She likes to post travel photos of her with her boyfriend and friends on her Instagram.
She is looking incredibly beautiful with a height of 1.8 meters, and her figure is 32-30-34. She weighs 69 kg and has brown hair and black eyes.
Naomi Osaka Net Worth
The tennis player already has a net worth of $8 million dollars. Every year he is earning up to $2 million dollars. Her main source of income is her career as a tennis player.
Naomi Osaka Boyfriend
She is a shy and reserved person. She is currently dating rapper Cordae Amari Dunston, professionally popular as YBN Cordae.
Her boyfriend is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. The public found out about his relationship in 2019, after she was posting a photo on Instagram of him with Cordae.
Naomi Osaka Parents
Her mom is from Hokkaido, Japan, and her dad is from Jacmel, Haiti. On behalf of her siblings, she only has one older sister and her name is Mari and she is also a professional tennis player. Previously, all of her family was residing in Japan, so she and her sister were named after her mother. After they was living in Japan for some time, they all moved to the United States in New York to live with her grandparents.
The reason she was learning tennis was her father’s dream of teaching his daughters tennis after he was watching the 1999 French Open, where he had watched the Williams sisters compete.
Her dad was slowly starting training two sisters and when he thought that wasn’t enough, they moved on. They was moving to Florida in 2006 in search of better training opportunities. She was practicing in the Pembroke Pines Public Courts.
She was saying, “My dad is from Haiti, so I was growinf up in a Haitian household in New York. I was living with my grandmother. And my mom is Japanese and I also was growing up with Japanese culture, and if you say American, I guess because I was living in America, I have that too.”
Her Haitian grandparents only spoke to her in Creole because they did not know English, while her mother spoke with her in Japanese. She was chosen for Japanese citizenship over American citizenship in 2019, with her sights set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She said, “I always represent Japan when I play.”
She can understand Japanese, but she does not feel very confident speaking the language. She said: ” At press conferences, Osaka can answer questions in Japanese, but will usually answer them in English.
Her background is particularly unusual given that she represents Japan, a country that perceives itself to be very racially homogeneous. In Japan, she is known as hāfu , which means she is half Japanese.
Her Japanese grandparents initially did not accept her parents’ relationship. This led her parents to move from Hokkaido to the city of Osaka, where she and her sister were born.
As a result, her mother had no contact with her family for almost 15 years and Osaka did not have the opportunity to return to Japan until she was 11 years old, nor did her grandparents initially support her parents in building their daughters’ lives around tennis.
However, they later began to support Osaka as a tennis player after her unexpected upset against Sam Stosur in her WTA Tour debut. They were also proud of her, in particular for winning the 2018 US Open.
Naomi Osaka Career
She grew up with Japanese culture but ended up residing in the United States. She renounced her US citizenship in 2019 so she could represent Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
She can understand Japanese but she cannot speak the language confidently. She also uses the English language to interact with the media.
Unlike many professional tennis players, she did not compete on the ITF Junior Circuit, instead participating directly on the ITF Women’s Circuit. She played her first qualifying match on her 14th birthday in October 2011.
After that, in March, she was making her pro debut in the main draw in doubles with her sister ‘Mari’ from she.
She was winning her first match at the US Open, but failed to qualify for any of the main draws. She was winning the Rising Stars Invitational four-player exhibition tournament during the WTF Finals defeating heavy seed and World No. 35 ‘Caroline Garcia’.
In 2016, she was attending her first WTA final and was recognized as Newcomer of the Year. And for the first time, she was broking into the top 100 of the WTA rankings. However, in 2017, Ella Osaka was failing to establish a new professional ranking.
She was helding steady throughout the year ranking between 44th and 68th. She was just winning two main draw matches that year.
As a result, her 2017 record saw her sign ‘Sascha Bajin‘ in 2018. Ultimately, she was producing her career best result at a Grand Slam event in the second tournament. She even was reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open after defeating two top twenty players in Elena Vesnina and her hometown favorite Ashleigh Barty.
However, she wan’t able to beat world number one Simona Halep, but her progress was helping her return to the top 50 in the next month.
In 2019, she was entering the Australian Open as the fourth seed along with 11 other players in the No. 1 world ranking contest. She was winning back-to-back Grand Slam singles titles since Serena Williams in 2015 and she was becoming the first woman to do so.
She was also the first player to follow up with her first Grand Slam singles title since Jennifer Capriati in 2001. She was defeating 23-time Grand Slam singles champion ‘Serena Williams’ in the US Open final to become the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam singles title.
Naomi Osaka Met Gala
Her name has resonated strongly in recent weeks because it was announced that she will be one of the hosts of the long-awaited MET gala in its 2021 edition alongside Billie Eilish and Timothée Chalamet . For many in the world of fashion her face is not so familiar, but in the sports industry he turns out to be a promising figure at his short 23 years of age.
During her time at the 2021 Met Gala ,she once again became a symbol of mental health. Also, unlike the rest, she was one of the few guests who didn’t just come for the dinner and the show. “This is a museum (in reference to the fact that the event takes place in the Metropolitan Museum of New York) so I hope to be able to see works of art that I always wanted to see ,” she told the press.
Naomi Osaka Age
She is 24 years old.
Naomi Osaka Personal Life
She had a shy and reserved personality in her early years on the WTA Tour. Her former trainer Sascha Bajin was initially confused by her personality, saying, “I thought she was a bit more of a diva because she didn’t talk much. She doesn’t really look someone in the eye, but that’s just because she was always so shy… Back then I didn’t know why.”
She is also very outspoken and is considered to have a dry sense of humor. During her 2018 Indian Wells Open victory speech, she started off by saying “Um hello…I’m Noam…oh never mind” and then noted, “This is probably going to be the worst acceptance speech of all time” after worried about forgetting who to thank, and it seems she almost forgot to thank her opponent Daria Kasatkina, as well as one of her sponsors, Yonex.
Since then, she has worked to overcome her shyness, while also becoming a prominent professional tennis activist.
Her decision to withdraw from the 2020 Cincinnati Open in New York to raise awareness of the police shooting of Jacob Blake led the tournament to postpone all Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) matches for one day in support of her cause.
At the 2020 US Open beginning the following week, the masks he wore while walking onto the court due to the COVID-19 pandemic each prominently featured the name of an African American who had been killed in the years prior, most of which in the year before the tournament and most by the police.
She singled out Breonna Taylor, Elijah McClain, Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin, George Floyd, Philando Castile and Tamir Rice; and she was directly praised by Martin and Arbery’s parents.
Prior to these acts of activism,she had also traveled to Minnesota to attend protests over the police killing of George Floyd. She outlined her personal reasons for supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and protesting police brutality in an opinion piece in Esquire magazine .
She was named the 2020 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year for her activism along with other prominent activist sports champions of the year, LeBron James, Breanna Stewart, and Patrick Mahomes, as well as medical worker Laurent Duvernay-Tardif.
She was also honored as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2020 for her activism, and was also named to the list in 2019 for representing professional tennis, as well as being an excellent role model and great supporter champion.
Osaka has appeared as the main character in a manga series published by Kodansha in Nakayoshi , a major Japanese shojo magazine.
The series is being drawn by Futago Kamikita and was made with the help of Osaka’s sister Mari. The first issue appeared in the February 2021 issue of the magazine, which was published in December 2020.