Naomi Osaka is a Japanese professional tennis player who was born on 16 October 1997 in Chūō-Ku, Osaka, Japan.
Osaka has the enviable record of being the first Asian to be ranked as world number one by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).
She has won WTA Tour titles and has won successive Grand Slams; a feat achieved by Serena Williams in 2015.
Osaka who turned professional in 2013 was introduced to the sport of tennis by her father, who sought to model himself on Richard Williams, the father of the legendary Williams sister.
At age 16, and on her maiden WTA Tour at the 2014 Stanford Classic, she defeated US Open Champion Samantha Stosur. She is currently being coached by Wim Fissette.
In 2020, Naomi was ranked as the eighth most endorsed athlete in the world making her one of the most marketable sports personalities.
Osaka’s clothing is sponsored by Nike. She lives in Beverly Hills, California.
Naomi Osaka Parents: Leonard Francois, Tamaki Osaka
Leonard Francois and Tamaki Osaka are the parents of Naomi Osaka.
Her father Leonard is a Haitian-American while her mother Tamaki her mother is Japanese.
Leonard and Tamaki met when Leonard visited Japan as a college student.
The couple has an older daughter called Mari Osaka. Leonard raised Mari and Naomi to become like Venus and Serena Williams.
They are very supportive of their children’s career choices.