Olympic Sprinting Legend Usain Bolt Compliments Naomi Osaka on Her New Anime Look

Published 02/26/2021, 5:00 AM EST
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 14, 2021 Japan’s Naomi Osaka in action during her fourth round match against Spain’s Garbine Muguruza REUTERS/Loren Elliott


Four-time Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka is living her life to the fullest at the moment. Nothing is going wrong for the Japanese superstar who recently won her second Australian Open title in Melbourne. The 23-year-old is winning hearts the world over with her performances on the court and her activities off it too. 

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Recently, Naomi Osaka experimented with a new hairdo and colored her hair pink. To compliment her pink hair, Osaka applied pink lipstick and pink eyeliner. No matter what the Japanese starlet tries, she carries herself well. The new look Naomi displayed was inspired by the fictional character ‘Sakura Haruno’ from the Japanese comic series ‘Naruto’.

Tennis – Australian Open – Women’s Singles Final – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 20, 2021 Japan’s Naomi Osaka gives an interview as she celebrates with the trophy after winning her final match against Jennifer Brady of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Naomi Osaka receives a compliment from Usain Bolt on her new hairdo

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The four-time Grand Slam winner posted a picture of the new look on Instagram with the caption, “Sakura could never lol.” The 23-year-old received a compliment from the Olympic Gold Medalist Usain Bolt who commented, U wore it better Naomi Osaka lol.” To this, Naomi replied, “I am fan-girling so hard sir.”

In recent months, the Japanese starlet has grown popular in non-tennis circles as well. She is a world-class athlete of the women’s Tour and has certainly raised the bar. A few weeks ago, Naomi received a compliment from American pop star Nicki Minaj on being the face of French luxury brand Louis Vuitton. 

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Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Japan’s Naomi Osaka after winning her semi final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. REUTERS/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake

This season, Osaka won the Australian Open and became the new World No. 2. During the tournament, she beat twenty-three-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams in the semifinal. In the initial rounds, she beat two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza after saving match points. 

Since the Indian Wells tournament has been postponed, the recently crowned Australian Open champion will feature at the Miami Open, beginning later in March. 

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and 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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