Naomi Osaka is a Japanese Professional Tennis Player and can be called one of the most marketable athletes in the world as she is ranked 8th among the names of Athletes’ income by endorsement in the year 2020.
She is much known for her activism as her activist side was recognized with all the Black lives matter protests and movements. She is also the highest-earning female Athlete by her income figures in 2020 by all.
Naomi Osaka: Personal Background & Early Life
Naomi was born on the 16th of October, 1997, and is 23 years old. She was born in Japan only with a Japanese mother and a Haitian father. She has also an elder sibling who is well into the field of sports and is a former tennis player herself.
The Sisters have been given their mother’s family name as their family lived in Japan for obvious reasons.
When Osaka was three years old, her family shifted to New York for living with her father’s family. There, when her father witnessed Williams sisters competing at the 1999 French open, he thought of training his daughters for the same and rise into the sports field and was very much inspired by Richard Williams with a little knowledge within himself about tennis.
However, she’s mostly lived in the United States, it was her and her family’s mutual decision to always representing her roots as she’s from Japan and this was not a financially motivated decision, as both the sisters living in the United States have always felt them being Japanese who brought up to adulthood in a home where Japanese and Haitian culture was followed.
Carrier & Archivment
At the age of 14, Naomi was able to defeat US former open Champion Samantha Stosur in her WTA debut at the Stanford Classic in the year 2014.
Just after two years of that, in the year 2016, she reached her first WTA finals at the Pan Pacific Open in Japan and then entered the list of top 50 of the WTA rankings. Along with her Baseline Aggressive tennis skills she managed to get National representation as she made her Fed Cup in the year 2017 following Hopman Cup in the year 2018.
She has excellent raw power, especially on her forehand and her serve. Osaka could hit 160 kilometers per hour (100 mph) forehands at the age of sixteen, and her serve has been clocked at up to 200 kilometers per hour (124 mph), making her one of the ten fastest servers on record in WTA history.
With all her skills and talent she made it as the first Asian to hold top ranking on Singles as well as regarded as the no. 1 by Women’s Tennis Association.