“Both Bold and Playful”: Naomi Osaka Unveils Her ‘Dynamic’ French Open 2021 Outfit

Published 05/25/2021, 6:23 AM EDT
Naomi Osaka of Japan in action against Coco Gauff of the United States of America in the Women’s Singles Round three match on Arthur Ashe Stadium during the 2019 US Open Tennis Tournament at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on in Flushing, Queens, New York City. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)


Japanese World No. 2 Naomi Osaka is a global fashion icon on and off the tennis court. Now, she and her clothing sponsor Nike are coming out with her second apparel line, which also includes her French Open 2021 outfit.

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Her first exclusive clothing line came out last year, and it extensively celebrated her dynamic ethnicity. This time, it is all about the combination of feminine and athletic energy.

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Naomi Osaka on her new Nike apparel line

In a recent interview with POPSUGAR, the reigning Australian Open champion described the thought behind her new Nike wardrobe. Much like her comprehensive personality, it aims at mirroring ‘multi-talented, dynamic women everywhere.’

“I hope the collection reflects multi-talented, dynamic women everywhere,” Osaka said. “We can be both strong and feminine, both bold and playful — and I want everyone wearing it to feel that.”

Moreover, Osaka also opened up on her involvement with Nike for her on-court outfits. She explained that they first prioritize elevating every aspect of her game and then move on to the fashion part. “We have so much fun just playing with the style,” she continued. “What I am wearing plays a big role on how I feel when I step onto the court.”

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For the 2021 Roland-Garros, Osaka will wear a black and gray NikeCourt Dress with mesh panels. Along with that, the Japanese star will sport the Air Zoom GP Turbo loaded with Swarovski crystals. You can find the exclusive pictures here.

Speaking on this subject, the senior designer Carly Ellis gave some fascinating insights. She said, “Naomi is one of the most multidimensional athletes of her generation. She’s incredibly dynamic, and her collection reflects this with just six pieces that can be layered and styled in over 30 looks. It’s as multifaceted as she is.”

The collection will be on sale from June 17; however, Osaka’s Roland-Garros outfit will be available from May 24 for Nike members and from May 31 for the rest of the world.

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Osaka’s chances at Roland-Garros 2021

Osaka has arrived in Paris and even begun her preparations at the Court Philippe-Chatrier. Given her recent losses on clay, concerns and doubts have arisen around her chances at Roland Garros. However, she has been confident about delivering her best at the premier clay-court tournament.

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Ultimately, the Japanese star has the phenomenal talent to turn things around. Therefore, she will inarguably be one of the favorites to win the title 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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