Naomi Osaka to Make a Notable Guest Appearance on the Television Series ‘Sesame Street’

Published 11/02/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 23: Naomi Osaka of Japan speaks during media day prior to the the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 23, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)


Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka is currently on an uncertain leave from tennis. Osaka last competed at the US Open 2021, where she got knocked out in the third round. Since then, she hasn’t appeared on a tennis court. However, she has been busy as she has secured an appearance on the famous television series, ‘Sesame street’.

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The show’s fifty-second season will launch on 11th November on HBO MAX. On her episode, which will air on January 6, 2022, Osaka will talk about the importance of sunscreen and related products. Besides that, Osaka will also talk about how melanin protects the skin from the sun.

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The topic will be very interesting as Osaka has been playing in several environmental conditions for many years.

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)

The tennis sensation will not be the only celebrity to appear on the show. Other notable celebrity guests are pop star Billie Eilish, poet Amanda Gorman and astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison. With all these famous personalities, the 52nd season of ‘Sesame street’ will be full of interesting conversations.

Naomi Osaka is still on a break from tennis

After withdrawing from this year’s French Open and Wimbledon, Naomi Osaka finally returned at the Flushing Meadows. Notably, she cruised into the third round with ease. However, the Canadian prodigy Leylah Fernandez crumbled the dreams of Osaka in the third round.

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Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Leylah Fernandez of Canada, right, shakes hands with Naomi Osaka Osaka of Japan after a third round match on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Since then, Osaka hasn’t announced her comeback to the tennis court. Just recently, she celebrated her 24th birthday with close friends and family in Greece.

While she has been away from tennis, Osaka’s fans across the world are eagerly waiting for the Japanese star’s return to professional tennis.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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