‘I Will Wake Up for Her’- Naomi Osaka Sacrifices Sleep as Beyoncé Releases Her New Album

Published 07/29/2022, 10:13 AM EDT
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 14: Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates after winning match point in her Women’s Singles fourth round match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain during day seven of the 2021 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on February 14, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Naomi Osaka is one of the most promising players of this generation. Apart from the four-time Grand Slam champion’s natural talent, her dedication to the sport helps her stand a little taller than others. However, it doesn’t mean Osaka’s life is all about tennis.

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Osaka takes interest in a variety of things. In fact, tennis isn’t the only sport she follows. Further, when talking about her relishes, how could one forget about music? The Japanese tennis ace is one of those who not only enjoys music but also uses it to get past rough times.

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 Osaka’s love for Beyoncé

Osaka currently is gearing up to shine in the last Grand Slam of the year. Therefore, it goes without saying that she must be following a strict regime. However, nothing can beat the urgency to cleanse one’s soul with Beyoncé’s much-awaited album. Osaka, after losing her sleep over Beyonce’s Renaissance, wrote, “I was sleeping but I will wake up for her.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 30: Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates against Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic during their Women’s Singles first round match on Day One of the 2021 US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2021 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Renaissance is the seventh studio album of the American music sensation. It serves as the first act of the three-act project and is the first album from Beyoncé since Lemonade in 2016. Further, it is an upbeat dancefloor album that pays tribute to the underground electronic dance music artists according to the critics.

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Speaking about the former World no.1s interest in music. Apart from Beyoncé, she connects to Rihanna’s songs as well and is a huge admirer of the late Michael Jackson.

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What is Naomi Osaka up to?

Naomi Osaka didn’t have a great season till now. The only noteworthy run of her came at the hard courts of Miami during the summer’s doubles. She made up to the finals of the WTA 1000 tournament but couldn’t get the better of the World No.1 Iga Swiatek. Following that, she tested her skills in the clay court season.

There, after failing to secure a seat in the second round of the Madrid Open and skipping the Italian Open, the 24-year-old participated in the French Open. However, like Madrid, she failed to outclass her opening round opponent and walked out empty-handed.

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Thereafter, Osaka was forced to withdraw from Wimbledon because of a pestering foot injury. Now fans are expecting the two times US Open champion to mend things in the last Grand Slam of the year.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.

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