“Playing By Her Own Rules”: Amanada Anisimova and Others React to Naomi Osaka’s New Docuseries Releasing

Published 07/07/2021, 6:10 AM EDT
Mar 31, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Naomi Osaka of Japan hits a backhand against Maria Sakkari of Greece (not pictured) in a women’s singles quarterfinal in the Miami Open at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


Naomi Osaka is going to become a star even before the Olympic Games begin, as Netflix is releasing a docuseries on the player. It will be a three-part docuseries, which will premier on the 13th of July. Garrett Bradley will be producing the show, along with LeBron James and Maverick Carter as executive producers.

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Netflix released the ‘Naomi Osaka: Playing By Her Own Rules’ trailer yesterday, and it has become an instant hit in the entertainment world. The series will show Osaka’s journey towards becoming a tennis star, while also exploring her cultural roots.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – May 30, 2021 Picture taken May 30, 2021 Japan’s Naomi Osaka reacts during her first round match against Romania’s Patricia Maria Tig REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

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What is ‘Naomi Osaka’ all about?

Naomi Osaka rose to fame in 2018, when she beat Serena Williams to clinch her first Grand Slam title. Osaka won the US Open in 2018, as she beat Williams in straight sets. Since then, Osaka has inspired many youngsters to do what they want to do. By becoming the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam title, Osaka has not had an easy time off the court.

The Japanese star garnered attention this year in June, when she withdrew from the French Open, citing mental health issues. She did not attend the mandatory press conferences after her first-round win. The World No. 2 was fined $15000 for her act. In response to this, many eminent personalities came forward to protest against this.

The docuseries shows how Osaka has been through a lot at such a young age, despite being a winner on the court. The world has reacted to the trailer of the series, as fans gear up for some pre-Olympic action.

Osaka’s Olympic quest begins soon

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Naomi Osaka will be playing in the Tokyo Olympic Games, after withdrawing from the Wimbledon Championships this summer. Osaka has started her preparation accordingly, as she gears up for some media activities as well. Osaka has revealed that she will be open for press conferences again, after refusing to attend them at Roland Garros.

The World No. 2 has described the media as being detrimental to her mental health. She took a break from tennis to focus on her mental health, after withdrawing from the French Open midway through the tournament.

With several inspiring documentaries on sports personalities already available, Netflix will be putting out another great show with this docuseries. LeBron James, who produced Osaka’s docuseries, even described her as a ‘Queen.’

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