Naomi Osaka Reveals Her Ambitious Endeavor to Promote Sports in Society

Published 03/04/2021, 8:51 AM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Women’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Jennifer Brady of the U.S. REUTERS/Kelly Defina


Japanese World No. 2 Naomi Osaka is the woman of the hour. Significantly, after winning the Australian Open 2021, she is now building a foundation for future women athletes. The 23-year-old has already inspired millions with her relentless competitive spirit. For most of the tennis world, she is even the greatest active women’s tennis player.

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But more than all of it, the four-time Grand Slam champion is a role model for young women everywhere. Consequently, she has found a way to provide them with an opportunity to do their best.

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‘Play Academy with Naomi Osaka’ will inspire girls to stay in the sport

Naomi Osaka confessed that a statistical report determining girls quit sport more often than boys inspired her new project. She said that it had resonated with her.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action during her semi-final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. REUTERS/Kelly Defina

Having been an athlete for most of her life, tennis is everything for the Japanese ace. Thus, she made up her mind to set up a branch that assists young girls in sport.

“I can’t imagine what my life would be like without tennis, so I decided to start a project called Play Academy with Naomi Osaka,” the Japanese said.

Furthermore, she disclosed that the project would focus on encouraging girls to stay in the sport. She will begin the project in her home country, Japan, but aims to go global following that.

“Our goal is to inspire girls to stay in sport by giving them the tools, resources, and inspiration needed to stay motivated. We are currently focused on activating in Japan, but I have ambitious goals for the project!”

Coincidentally, her grandfather recently revealed that the Japanese ace had predicted her Australian Open triumph. Moreover, he expressed his desire for Naomi to build a tennis school in Japan.

Indeed, in terms of fulfilling dreams, she is on a roll.

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Which tournament will Osaka play next?

Tennis – Australian Open – Women’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 20, 2021, Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates winning her final match against Jennifer Brady of the U.S. REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

To recover from her Melbourne Park exploits, Naomi decided to withdraw from Qatar Open. However, it is unlikely she will miss the upcoming Miami Open 2021.

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Additionally, regaining the top rank in WTA will be a top-most priority for the Japanese ace. Therefore, she will be ready for the showdown in Miami.

On a final note, Naomi has won four Grand Slam titles in four consecutive years, but never two in a single year. But considering her performances, the odds are in her favor this year.

Can Osaka win another Grand Slam this year?

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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