“Only Person Who Can Match My Crazy”: Naomi Osaka Opens Up on her Relationship with Her Sister

Published 07/31/2021, 7:01 AM EDT
Tennis – Australian Open – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia, Japan’s Naomi Osaka after winning her semi final match against Serena Williams of the U.S. REUTERS/Loren Elliott


World No. 2, Naomi Osaka, finally made her on-screen debut with heR Netflix docu-series. With a gripping narration, Naomi takes the audience on a journey of her own. From growing up to rising through the ranks, it covers the unheard, unseen parts of Naomi’s life. Best described as insightful and intriguing, the series is a personal peek into the happenings of the global star. As every episode takes its own dramatic twist and turn, fans stay glued to their television sets.

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Throughout the series, Naomi often documents her daily shenanigans, on and off the court. As the story takes a deeper dive into the life of the star, fans get to see a more humane side of the celebrity. While the series unravels Naomi’s struggles, majorly with fame and fandom, it also highlights her relationships, notably, with her sister Mari.

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Design, drama, and dreams

In the second episode of the series, Naomi takes a trip back home to spend time with her family. Documenting her day out, the Osaka sisters are seen driving across town, parading through roads. Unfiltered and wholesome, the two are often seen partnering up for a game of chess, a ride on the yacht, or acting as personal paparazzi for each other.

Speaking on her relationship with her sister, Naomi said, “My sister, I haven’t seen her in a few months. I miss her a lot, cause we grew up together. We were together every day until we were like 17. She helps me a lot, with like, the fashion stuff.” 

Not just on Netflix, but the duo also share their shenanigans on Instagram too. Sharing a picture of the two, Naomi captioned it, “The only person who can match my crazy, possibly exceed. Actually not possibly most definitely.”

Courtesy of her sister’s help, the second episode of ‘Naomi Osaka‘ unravels her love for fashion, as she walks the ramp for the first time at the iconic New York Fashion Week. Surrounded by glamor and paparazzi, the tennis star makes her debut with her first fashion collection as a co-designer with ADEAM. Osaka surprised fans as she ditched her on-court outfit and donned a whole new style.

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Disappointing return for Naomi Osaka

Following her on-screen appearance, Naomi also made a much-awaited return to the court. Earlier this year, the Japanese star announced an unprecedented break from the sport, following a fallout with the French Open authorities. As a result, she withdrew from the ongoing competition, and the then-upcoming 2021 Wimbledon Championship. However, after almost a two-month-long break, Naomi returned to the court, representing Japan at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Women’s Singles – Round 3 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 27, 2021. Naomi Osaka of Japan walks off after losing her third round match against Marketa Vondrousova of Czech Republic REUTERS/Mike Segar

Fans hugely appreciated Naomi’s comeback to the sport as they enjoyed watching the 23-year-old in action. However, her dream return was cut short, courtesy of a masterclass performance by Marketa Vondrousova, in the third round of the women’s singles event. Despite a strong comeback, Naomi Osaka was denied a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Melroy Fernandes

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Melroy Joseph Fernandes is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. A Mass Media graduate, Melroy has been a content writer for the past 6 years, curating stories for several brands, starting from his own. At the age of 17, Melroy began his writing Journey with Team BIB, an event management company for everything Art and Entertainment.

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