The world No. 3 tennis player broke down in tears as she announced her decision to withdraw temporarily from the sport.
Japan's Naomi Osaka celebrates her two set win against America's Jennifer Brady on Saturday, her fourth Grand Slam win. Osaka says she is setting her sights on the Tokyo Olympics after the win. "It would be my first Olympics and for it to be in Tokyo, of course it would be a dream," says the 23-year-old.
23 Jan 2020
Tennis superstars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal announce they have jointly donated Aus$250,000 (US$172,000) for Australian bushfire relief at a charity fundraiser in smoggy Melbourne. They were joined by a who's who of the tennis world, including Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka, Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
11 Oct 2019
Naomi Osaka chooses Japanese Citizenship for 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The tennis star has decided to represent Japan over the U.S. in the upcoming games. Osaka, who was born in Japan but raised in the U.S., holds dual citizenship to both countries. Japan requires those with dual citizenship to relinquish one before turning 22. I think I will be able to put more of my emotion into it by playing for the pride of the country. , Naomi Osaka, via NHK. The 2020 Summer Olympics kick off on July 24
4 Sep 2019
The prospect of a Naomi Osaka-Serena Williams U.S. Open final rematch that hung tantalizingly over the year's final Grand Slam disappeared on Monday with Swiss Belinda Bencic the spoiler by claiming a 7-5 6-4 fourth-round win over the Japanese holder.
8 Aug 2019
According to ‘Forbes,’ Naomi Osaka earned a total of $24.3 million over the last year.Osaka was only out-earned by fellow tennis veteran Serena Williams, who pulled in $29.2 million, .making her the world’s highest-paid female athletes for the fourth year in a row. .An estimated $16 million of Osaka’s earnings came from endorsements with MasterCard, Nissan,Procter & Gamble and All Nippon Airways.
8 Apr 2019
Tennis star Naomi Osaka signed an endorsement deal with Nike Inc., switching from the U.S. sports brand’s biggest rival, Adidas AG.