Naomi Osaka is a celebrated icon all over the world for her achievements on and off the court. She turned to professional tennis in 2013 when she was 16 years old. She had always shown the potential to be a great player in the future.
How old is Naomi Osaka? She was born on 16th October 1997 in Chuo-Ku, Osaka, Japan. This means that Naomi Osaka age as of 2020 is 23 years. Osaka Naomi graduated from Elmont Alden Terrace Primary and Broward Virtual High School.
- Full name: Naomi Osaka
- Date of birth: 16th October 1997
- Age: 23 years old (as of 2020)
- Place of birth: Chuo-ku, Osaka
- Nationality: Japanese
- Occupation: Tennis player
- Naomi Osaka parents: Leonard François and Tamaki Osaka
- Net worth: $25 million
Naomi Osaka family
Naomi Osaka mother, Tamaki Osaka, is a native of Hokkaido in Japan, while her father, Leonard Francois, comes from Jacmel in Haiti. She has one older sister called Mari, who is also a professional tennis player.
Being born as a Japanese national, Naomi and her sister were given their mother's maiden name because of Japanese law. The law makes it mandatory for children with one foreign parent to be named after their Japanese parent. This enabled them to be included in the Koseki (family registry).
When Naomi was three years old, her family left Japan for the United States, where the girls started playing tenni..
Naomi Osaka citizenship is Japanese.
Naomi Osaka's career life
After seeing Venus and Serena Williams at the French Open in 1999, Leonard Francois was inspired to train her girls to play tennis. Osaka started working with Patrick Tauma at the ISP Academy at the age of 15.
Osaka's route to the top was highly unusual. Unlike most tennis players who have to pass through the ITF Junior Circuit first, she only took part in a few junior tournaments before heading straight for the ITF Women's circuit.
On her 14th birthday, she played her first qualifying match and then debuted alongside her elder sister Mari in a doubles tournament. She reached the final in four different tournaments but did not go any further than the runner-up position.
In September 2013, just before her 16th birthday, she played her first two qualifying rounds for two separate Women's Tennis Association tours (WTA). A year later, she qualified for the WTA's main draw and scored her first significant offset against Samantha Stosur, the world's No 19. She was ranked No 406 in the world rankings when she beat Stosur.
Naomi rose to top 250 in her second victory as a wild card in the Japan Women's Open. She was soon ranked and qualified for the first single Grand Slam events in the U.S Open. She won her first qualifying match but couldn't pull through to the main draw but eventually finished the year as No 144 in the world ranking.
By 2016, she was competing in three tournaments in Australia, and her outstanding performance made her move a lot closer to the top 100.
In the Grand Slam of the U.S Open, she competed against the world tennis record player Serena Williams. With that victory, she became the first Japanese and the first Asian female to win a Grand Slam singles tournament.
Titles and awards
Naomi Osaka has set a record for young women playing professional tennis. Currently, she has won 222 singles matches. Some of her awards include.
- Awarded the title of Women's Tennis Association Newcomer of the year (2016).
- Won the U.S Open and was recognized as the first Japanese women player to win a Grand Slam title (2018).
- Won the Indian Wells title and was recognized as the fourth-best women tennis player in the world (2018).
- Won the Australian Open and was recognized as the number one women tennis player in the world (2019).
- She is the ambassador for Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan and Japanese electronics manufacturer Citizen Watch.
- She also endorses several other Japanese companies, including noodle maker Nissin Foods, cosmetics producer Shiseido, the broadcasting station Wowow, and airline All Nippon Airways (ANA).
- Naomi Osaka is one fo the global ambassadors for Mastercard.
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Naomi's boyfriend is Cordae Amari Dunston, an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. His stage name is YBN Cordae. Naomi Osaka YBN Cordae's relationship has lasted over one year now.
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During the Ellen DeGeneres show, Osaka honestly admitted to having a crush on the Black Panther actor Michael B Jordan. During her birthday in 2018, Michael replied to her comment on Twitter inviting her to the Creed 2 premiere.
Naomi Osaka height and body measurements
Naomi stands at a height of 5 feet and 11 inches. Her body measures 32-30-34 inches. She weighs approximately 70 kg.
Naomi Osaka net worth
As of the year 2020, Naomi Osaka has a total net worth of about $25 million. Her rapid rise to the top has made a massive impact on her earnings and overall net worth.
In 2019, she raked in over $8 million in prize money before raking in a further $16 million from various endorsements. In 2020, she replaced Serena Williams on the top spot in the list of highest-paid female athletes.
Naomi Osaka hot pictures
Here are some images of the famous tennis player star looking stunning.
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