Naomi Osaka Shares Her Priceless Moment on and off the Tennis Court

Published 07/09/2021, 2:07 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 16, 2021 Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates winning her quarter final match against Taiwan’s Su-Wei Hsieh REUTERS/Loren Elliott


Japan’s rising star, Naomi Osaka, is currently on a break from tennis. Focusing on her mental well-being, she opted out of the French Open as well as the 2021 Wimbledon Championships.

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Ever since, the 23-year-old has garnered world attention, with many speaking in favour of her and a few against her. Regardless, with very few public appearances since then, her sabbatical out off-court continues and seems to be giving her what she needs.

Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, February 8, 2021 Japan’s Naomi Osaka celebrates winning her first round match against Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova REUTERS/Loren Elliott

Recently, in a heartfelt post, Naomi’s team announced her collaboration with American multinational financial services, Mastercard. Greeting fans, Naomi appeared in the video to talk about her priceless moments on and off the court. “My priceless moment is when I take a step closer to my dream”, she says.

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“Post Kudasai”- Naomi Osaka

The term ‘Kudasai’ means to give or to confer. Often used by someone making a request, Naomi shares her priceless moments, while asking fans to do the same.

In a photo contest by Mastercard, fans are asked to share pictures of some of their priceless moments in life. Talking about her own, Naomi says, “When I’m off the court, my priceless moment is travelling to different places around the world. Walking around the city, shopping and trying new food”. 

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Backed by a slideshow of her memories, Naomi also hinted at her return to the court, in the Tokyo Olympics. She said, “I want to see your priceless moments. Mastercard is running a photo contest, so make sure to enter. Maybe you’ll see me in September. Post Kudasai”.

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Fans all around the world wait patiently for Naomi’s return to the court now. Skipping out on both the clay and the grass-court events, fans have missed seeing her in action. However, before on court, they can enjoy watching her on-screen in her Netflix Docuseries, ‘Naomi Osaka’, a story that gives a gripping insight into the life of an athlete, covering moments that are unheard and unseen usually.

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With the Olympics not far away now, anxious fans are flooding social media, waiting to see Naomi return. It will be a delight to see the star recovered well enough, return to her prime form and living more of her priceless moments.

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