Naomi Osaka Bio 2021: Age, Career, Titles, Net Worth
Naomi Osaka (born 16 October 1997) is a popular tennis player who became the No 1 female tennis player as she won her 2018 US Open and also Australian Open in 2019. She also became the first Japanese Tennis player to rank No 1 according to WTA (World Tennis Association). Osaka is the current Australian champion and already has four grand slam titles. She is not only the Japanese player but the Asian player to reach No 1 in international according to WTA. Naomi also became the first female player to win back-to-back tournaments since 2001 when Jennifer Capriati kept the record. Osaka has represented Japan and Asia in various parts of the world and has amassed over 5 million social media followers from her talent as a tennis player.
Naomi Osaka was born in Chou-Ku, Japan. Her father’s name was Leonard Francois and her mother’s name was Tamaki Osaka. Her father was from Haiti and her mother was from Naomi, Hokkaido. Regarding siblings, she has an older sister named Mari. Both of the sisters use their mother’s surname since they were staying in Japan. Osaka and her family moved to Esmont, New York when she was just 3 years old. Immediately after going to New York, her father decided the daughters to learn tennis. Naomi started learning tennis when she was just 3 years old.
After 3 years she wanted to train professionally so Naomi along with her family moved to Florida. Regarding education, she was homeschooled for her to train properly so she joined many academies such as ISP Academy, Harold Solomon Training Academy, and also ProWorld Academy as well.
Naomi Osaka only played a couple of games in the junior level however she immediately skipped to playing her first qualifying match in 2011 on her 14th birthday. At just 15 years of age, she and her sister participated in the professional doubles match. In 2012 she lost to her sister in the semifinals in a $10,000 prize tournament in Amelia Island. In 2014 Naomi Osaka won against Champion Samantha Stosur in the Stanford Classic. She earned her big break in 2016 when she earned the competition in Pan Pacific Tournament. Despite her impressive performance, she lost in the final against Caroline Wozniacki.
After the tournament, Naomi Osaka became The WTA Newcomer of the year and even earned her place in the Top 50 in the WTA rankings. However, the next year which was 2017 did not prove to be a good year as she did not even win 2 consecutive matches in a row. But she was not demotivated and came back in 2018 on the high as she became the Top 10 WTA player of the world and even won the Indian Wells Open. In 2018 she defeated her icon Serena Williams for the first time in Miami Open and finally won her first grand slam US Open by winning against Serena Williams. Immediately after winning US Open, she won the Australian Open in January 2019.
After winning the Australian Open she became the first Japanese player to ever reach no 1 spot and also became the first Asian player to do the same. Before the COVID 19 pandemic halted the sports world Naomi managed to win her second back-to-back US Open in 2019. Earlier in 2021 Naomi was phenomenal and won her second Australian Open again defeating Serena Williams in the final.
Boyfriend and Children
Naomi Osaka is also popular for her relationship with a popular rapper named YBN Cordae. YBN Cordae was unaware of any tennis stars apart from William’s sisters before meeting Naomi however now is keeping updated with the sports and attends Naomi’s game most of the time. The couple first met in Los Angeles Clippers game in 2018 and were introduced through a mutual friend. They immediately started dating and are now in a relationship for over 3 years. Naomi Osaka does not have any children as of November 2021.
Stance Against Racism
Naomi Osaka is generally a shy person and is humble however she is very serious about racism and Black lives matter protests. She played with the black mask in the US Open that resembles killed African=American and the justice for the black people. Naomi also withdrew from Cincannit Open to protest the police brutality and murder of Jacob Blake.
Naomi Osaka is a popular lawn tennis player who has become the first Asian and Japanese player to become no 1 in the ATP rankings. She has earned four grand slams in just four years and is the current Australian Open champion. Naomi has earned a lot from her career as a tennis player as she has earned over $5 million from the WTA court earnings. Currently, Naomi Osaka has a net worth of approximately $60 million according to Forbes.
- Naomi Osaka sister Mari Osaka is also a tennis player.
- She and her sister kept the name of their mother since they lived in Japan.
- Naomi Osaka is dating a popular rapper YBN Cordae.
- Osaka is the first female to win back to back Grand Slam since 2001.
- Naomi Osaka has a net worth of $60 million according to Forbes.