Naomi Osaka was born on October 16, 1997, in Chūō-ku, Osaka in Japan to Tamaki Osaka (大坂 環, Ōsaka Tamaki) and Leonard François. Her mother is from Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan, and her father is from Jacmel, Haiti. She has an older sister named Mari who is a former professional tennis player. The two girls were given their mother's family name for practical reasons when the family lived in Japan.
Naomi and her sister began practicing tennis with their father by day and homeschooling by night. It wasn’t long before Naomi’s grasp of the game, powerful serve and strong forehand became impossible to ignore. At three years old, Naomi and her family moved from Osaka to New York, before settling in Florida.
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Naomi Osaka started playing tennis at the age of 3. She grew up in the United States but holds Japanese citizenship and represents Japan on the court (her mother is from Japan, her father from...
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Naomi Osaka (大坂 なおみ, Ōsaka Naomi, Japanese pronunciation: [oːsaka naomi], born October 16, 1997) is a Japanese professional tennis player. She has been ranked No. 1 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) and is the first Asian player to hold the top ranking in singles as well the first player from Japan - man or woman - to reach No. 1.
This is a list of the main career statistics of professional Japanese-American tennis player Naomi Osaka. She was the champion of the 2018 US Open, 2019 Australian Open, 2020 US Open, and 2021 Australian Open. Osaka at the 2016 US Open.
Naomi Osaka Japanese tennis player Osaka shared her Vogue Hong Kong cover on Sunday and first thing Monday morning, Sports Illustrated announced the tennis star as one of its three 2021 cover models.