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Her father was inspired by watching the Williams sisters play at the 1999 French Open. Having little exposure towards the sport of tennis François began the tennis training of his two daughters. Training his children in the US, François and his wife decided their daughters would play always for Japan.

Later, his younger daughter turned out to be the only Japanese Grand Slam singles champion. She is Naomi Osaka, born to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother on October 16, 1997, in Osaka, Japan. Now, as of 2018, Osaka is reportedly worth $8 million

On-court achievements

Osaka gained significant fame at the age of 16. In 2016, she was through to the finals at WTA Finals at the age of 18. She fell to Caroline Wozniacki in the finals. Nevertheless, Osaka broke into the top 50 of the WTA rankings for the first time. The same year she made her maiden appearance in a Grand Slam in Melbourne. Also, she was titled as the  WTA Newcomer of the Year. The year 2018 showered its prosperity over Osaka. She won her premiere Slam by defeating her childhood idol Serena Williams. Also was the first Japanese to contest and win a Grand Slam final. She continued her winning streak in her home-country Japan where she reached the final at the Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. Also, she reached the highest ranking in her career by securing the World Number 4 position.

Naomi Osaka’s Endorsements

Naomi Osaka is endorsing the American firm IMG since the year 2016. Over the past ten years, Yonex has been sponsoring her tennis rackets to Osaka. Adidas supports her apparels. She is the ambassador for Japanese automobile manufacturer Nissan Motor and Japanese electronics manufacturer Citizen Watch.

Age

21

Marital Status

Single

Residence

Boca Raton, FloridaUnited States

Nationality

Japanese

Endorsements

Yonex, Adidas, Nissan Motors