Quick Facts of Naomi Osaka

  • Full NameNaomi Osaka
  • Net Worth$24 million
  • Date of Birth1997 /10 /16
  • Marital StatusDating
  • BirthplaceOsaka, Japan
  • EthnicityHaitian-Japanese
  • ReligionChristian
  • ProfessionTennis Player
  • NationalityJapanese
  • Active Year2011-Present
  • Eye colourBlack
  • Hair colourBlack
  • Height180 cm
  • Weight74 kg
  • Online PresenceInstagram, Twitter
  • HoroscopeLibra

Whenever we Talk about Big names in women Tennis,  we happen to think about some European ladies such as Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova or Samantha Stosur. But today we are about to go through the Life of Japanese Tennis player, Naomi Osaka who made it to the top beating all the odds.

Naomi Osaka is the first Japanese player to win the US Open where she defeated Serena Williams in 2018. Well, it’s about her professional sucess but what about her personal life, let’s take a glimpse,

Early Life of Young Tennis Sensation Osaka

Naomi Osaka was born on October 16, 1997, to Haitian father Leonard Francois and Japanese mother Tamaki Osaka. She was just 3 when her family moved to the US and she spends the rest of her childhood there. Moreover, she has an elder sister Mari who is also a tennis player.

Naomi with her sister Mari during her childhood.
Naomi with her sister Mari during her childhood. Source: Tennis

Naomi’s dad himself was an amateur tennis player but had a dream to see his daughters as a professional tennis player. So, he taught both daughters to play tennis after watching William sisters at the French Open in 1999.

Osaka’s family moved to Florida where she trained with Patrick Truma at the ISP Academy. Later she moved to Harold Solomon Tennis Academy where she trained at ProWorld Tennis Academy.

Is Tennis sensation Naomi Single or in a relationship?

Naomi Osaka is currently in a relationship with American Rapper/Actor YBN Cordae. He is popular for doing remixes of “My Name is” by Eminem and 1985 by “J Cole”. The couple first met at Clippers’ basketball game but the rapper had no idea of Naomi’s career.

Naomi having a good time with her boyfriend.
Naomi having a good time with her boyfriend.

Naomi always linked with the rapper but prior to 2018, there is no confirmation of them being a couple. However, the rumor got cleared after she uploaded pictures with the rapper on her Instagram. Until now, the couple is together and often captured together in public events and parties.

Naomi met the rapper during the Clippers basketball game.
Naomi met the rapper during the Clippers basketball game. Source: Blinders

Naomi’s parents also support her relationship with  YBN Cordae and often gushes about their daughter’s love life in media interaction as well.  Besides that, Osaka and her partner are dating for years now and they might get married soon in the upcoming future.

How Much Net Worth does Naomi Hold?

Naomi Osaka holds an impressive net worth of  $24.3 million according to Forbes as of 2019. She accumulated her net worth from her playing career and endorsement. The Japanese took $8.3 million after winning the US Open and Australian Open as prize money.

Naomi posing in front of her Bently.
Naomi posing in front of her Bently. Source: Forbes

The Japanese tennis star is the 2nd highest paid tennis star after Serena Williams whose net worth is $29.2 million. Naomi also endorses popular brands like Mastercard, All Nippon Airways, Nissan and Procter, and Gamble. Further, she earns $16 million from her endorsement.

Naomi’s Professional Tennis Career

Naomi Osaka played her first professional match at Challenge Bell in Quebec and Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo at the age of 16. In the Summer of the same year, she qualified for her first WTA and defeated Samantha Stosur earning 406th rank.  Later, she won a match at Japan Women Open as a wild card entry which ranked her 250th.

Naomi during the US Open.
Naomi during the US Open. Source: Baseline Tennis

Despite her loss in WTA singles, she reached two highest an ITF final; kangaroo cup and Surbiton trophy. Soon after that Osaka qualified for US Open and Wimbledon. She won her first match at the US open but unfortunately didn’t qualify for the main draw. However, she defeated Caroline Garcia in the WTA final and won the award for a Rising star.  The same year she was ranked 144 when she reached final and semifinal at Thailand and Japan events respectively.

Naomi with her childhood idol Serena Williams
Naomi with her childhood idol Serena Williams. Source: The Fader

Later, in 2016, Osaka began the year playing well, which brought her to the top 100 spots and allowed Osaka to play in WTA events. She qualified for her first Grand slam at the Australian Open. In the same year, she got injured but made a comeback.  She reached the final of Pacific open where she lost to Caroline Wozniacki. She was named WTA newcomer in 2016.

Serena with her sister Mari during WTA doubles tour
Serena with her sister Mari during WTA doubles tour. Source: Pinterest

The year 2017, however, didn’t turn out to be a good year for Osaka since she lost consecutively to Venus Williams in Wimbledon and Kaia Kanepi in the US Open. It was becoming difficult for her to play in Clay courts. However, she did good in Hardcourt and took revenge from Venus Williams in the Hong Kong Open.

Successful Years for Osaka

Osaka’s career graph was not improving due to which she hired Sascha Bajin as a new coach in 2018. Soon after, she made progress at the Grand Slam event where she reached the fourth round. She defeated Elena Vesnina and Ashleigh Bart in Australian open before losing to the then No1 Simona Halep. In the same year, she won her first professional title at Indian Wells open after defeating Karolina Pliskova, Halep and Daria Kasatkina in the finals.

Naomi posing after her victory in Pacific open
Naomi posing after her victory in the Pacific open.

Undoubtedly, 2018 became a successful year for Naomi as she won her first major title; the US Open after defeating Serena Williams. The match was full of controversy due to the Serena dispute with the Umpire. Serena was booed by the crowd and had to face bad times. Contrary to that it was the happiest moment for Japanese Naomi. After her win, she became the first Japanese woman to win Grand slam titles.

Naomi posing with her US Open title.
Naomi posing with her US Open title. Source: Dailymail

Later in 2019 Osaka entered to Australian open and won, after beating Petra Kvitova in the comeback final. After that, she became the first woman to win Grand slam titles after Serena Williams in 2015. She became the first Asian woman to be ranked World no1 in singles. However, she struggled after that, losing consecutive games but won her fifth career title after beating Ash Barty in Pan Pacific Open.

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