Naomi Osaka Gives a Powerful Lesson on Life

Published 11/24/2021, 3:30 PM EST
Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates after recording match point Marie Bouzkova of Czech Republic in the first round on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports


Naomi Osaka is one of the emerging stars in the women’s game. The 4-time Grand Slam champion’s performances over the past couple of years has been highly impressive. Apart from that, the 24-year-old seems wise beyond her years as she often participates in various initiatives to help the underprivileged. 

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Recently, the Japanese star was doing a question-and-answer round with fans on social media. Naomi Osaka was asked an interesting question, the follower stated, “is it too late to start tennis at 14?”

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To which, the four-time Grand Slam winner had a motivating answer. She stated, “No. It’s never too late to do anything. Especially if it’s something your passionate about. I don’t even know why we as people started feeling the pressure of age as a restriction to pursue the things we want to do. Go for it.”

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The reply from the 24-year-old was highly inspirational. She stated that it does not matter how old or young a person is, as long as an individual is really keen on doing something and remains dedicated, it will all end well. 

Aug 30, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan serves against Marie Bouzkova of Czech Republic in the first round on day one of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

During the season this year, Osaka faced issues with regard to mental health. She withdrew before her second-round match at the French Open. Naomi began the season brilliantly, winning the Australian Open but her struggle with mental health meant that she did not participate too often on the tour. After being eliminated from the US Open, Naomi decided to take an indefinite break from the sport. 

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Now that the season has ended, we hope to see a revitalized Naomi Osaka and wish to see her compete at her highest level. All eyes will be on her when she steps on the tennis courts once again.

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Rohan has studied Sports Management and has a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering Tennis and Formula One.

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