Naomi Osaka Finds Her Dressing Room in Sesame Street, Takes Selfie With Elmo

Published 09/29/2021, 11:38 PM 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)


Tennis icon Naomi Osaka often makes headlines with her collaborations outside of the sport. Notably, she made news with the release of her self-titled Netflix documentary and also recently appearing on LeBron James’ show ‘The Shop.’ However, the Japanese star has found another way to reach every American home as she made it to Sesame Street.

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Sesame Street, the American educational television series for children, has been helping kids socially and academically grow since 1969. Forthwith, Osaka will be a part of its long-running history.

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For 51 seasons, Sesame Street has inspired and familiarized young kids with valuable lessons. Notably, now, the Japanese tennis star got the opportunity to touch as many lives as they do.

Naomi Osaka visits Sesame Street

After the US Open 2021 loss, Naomi Osaka hasn’t returned to the tennis court. However, she appeared at the Sesame street show, sharing pictures of the same on Instagram.

Interestingly, Osaka also got a selfie with Sesame Street’s fun-loving Elmo. Sharing it, she captioned the post, “Got Elmo out here taking selfie’s lol.”

 

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Seemingly, the 23-year-old had a lot of fun inside the Sesame Street world. Hence, tennis fans can’t wait to see her episode on the children’s show.

Before this, Osaka also co-judged the Met Gala 2021 and wore a dress that paid tribute to her three ethnicities. Indeed, she has a more dynamic personality than anyone on the tennis tours.

Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala – Met Gala – In America: A Lexicon of Fashion – Arrivals – New York City, U.S. – September 13, 2021. Tennis player Naomi Osaka. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Additionally, the four-time Grand Slam champion even has interests in the business world. For instance, she has her apparel line with Nike, ties with Louis Vuitton, WorkPlay, and many others.

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Will Osaka play tennis in 2021?

Following her loss in New York, Osaka announced she would take an indefinite break from tennis. Consequently, she also pulled out from the upcoming WTA 1000 Indian Wells tournament.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 03: Naomi Osaka of Japan throws her racket down in frustration against Leylah Fernandez of Canada in the third round of the women’s singles at the US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 03, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by TPN/Getty Images)

However, the 23-year-old recently said she has got that itch to compete on the WTA Tour again but hasn’t confirmed where she would be playing next.

Naturally, fans will hope to see her in 2021 as many good tournaments are still on the calendar. Until then, the excitement is all about the Sesame Street episode.

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Do you think Osaka will make her return to the WTA Tour soon?

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Purav Joshi

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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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