Quick Facts of Leonard Francois

  • Full NameLeonard Francois
  • NicknameLeonard
  • Marital Status Married
  • BirthplaceHaiti
  • Ethnicity Afro-American
  • ProfessionFamily Member, Famous Star
  • Nationality American
  • Eye colour Black
  • Hair colour Black
  • BuildAverage
  • SpouseTamaki Osaka
  • Online PresenceTwitter
  • Children2; daughters

Leonard Francois made both daughters involved in Tennis and also, he coached them using the techniques of the American tennis coach, Richard Dove Wiliams Jr. The inspiration for the thought popped into Leonard’s mind after watching the Williams sisters tennis performance in the year 1999.

The great father, Leonard made his daughter, Naomi ready to play as a Japanese professional tennis player. She widely knows because of the first top-ranked Asian player in singles.

Life of Leonard Francois

Leonard was born in Haiti, grew up together with his parents in a low-income family. From an early age, he was such a lot involved in sports. As he was struggling for his career, in the meantime, his relationship with Tamaki Osaka was creating issues.

Leonard Francois with his wife and two daughters
Leonard Francois with his wife and two daughters
Photo Source: Twitter

Tamaki Osaka is originally from Japan and wont to speak in Creole together with her family. Tamaki’s parents didn’t accept a relationship with Leonard. Later, the pair traveled to Osaka city from Hokkaido and they have two kids both of them are daughters, who are, Naomi Osaka and Mari.

Inspiration For Tennis

As we prior mentioned, he was hooked on sports from his childhood. He was an amateur tennis player. In the year 1999, he observed the tennis game of William’s sisters at the French Open and got inspired by them.

Francois decided to coach his daughters to be tennis players. At first, he coached his daughters at the Clay Court, where the American tennis coach, Richard had coached his daughters, Venus and Serena Williams.

Leonard Francois with his daughter with audience
Image Source: Tennis Tonic

In one interview, Naomi told: For me, one of the main things was that when I was practicing with my dad, if my sister wasn’t there, I don’t think I would have made it. I think maybe [Serena and I] both have this really big sister connection.

After receiving a brief training in Florida, Leonard moved to l.a. together with his two daughters. While that time, the sisters were 4 and 3 years old respectively. At present, Naomi represents Japan, whereas, Mari successfully established her profession as a Japanese tennis player.

Daughters

Both Leonard’s daughters have successfully made their careers as tennis players. The couple’s first daughter was born on 3rd April in 1996(Mari Osaka) and is currently 25 years old. In the year 2019, she made her WTA singles debut at Miami Open.

Naomi and her sister, Mari
Naomi and her sister, Mari during WTA Doubles Tour
Photo Source: Pinterest

Francois’ second daughter is Naomi Osaka (born in 1997 on 16th October)  represents Japan as she was born and raised in the United States and now she is 24 years old. She is that the winner of the Grand Slam Title at the 2019 Australian Open.

Net Worth

Leonard gave most of his time coaching his daughters on the tennis course. He made his daughters ready to stand on their own feet. Though his net worth isn’t disclosed, both his daughters have accumulated quite huge amounts.

According to sources, she listed on no. 2 on the Forbes World’s Highest-paid female players with a calculated net worth of $24.3 Million. As per multiple experts, she makes $2 Million yearly. She won a $13,492,479 prize as per her wiki. Looking at Mari’s wiki, she won $76,169.

Naomi Osaka flaunting her new car, Nissan
Naomi takes her first ride in a New Nissan Car
Photo Source: The News Wheel

Besides, Naomi has made several advertisements with popular brands i.e. Nissin Foods, Shiseido, a multi-national care company. She made her income from her advertisements $16 Million. Therefore, Leonard is spending a lavish life no doubt.

 

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