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Unstoppable Naomi Osaka Soars in New Territory as She Takes After Venus and Serena Williams in Breaking Conventional Barriers With New Nike Move

Published 05/16/2023, 9:41 AM EDT

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Venus and Serena Williams entered the WTA realm as underdogs and eventually took the torch by being two of the best WTA players ever. However, they did not limit themselves to just tennis. Being ardent lovers of fashion and design, both avidly participated with fashion brands. Now, the two have their own respective brands, S by Serena and EleVen, by Venus. Carrying forward the torch of tennis stars promoting fashion, Naomi Osaka has now stepped up her game.

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Pregnancy has not stopped Osaka from following her fashion calling as she promotes Osaka apparel in collaboration with Nike.

Followed by the Williams sisters, Naomi Osaka follows her love for fashion


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Despite being inactive on-court because of her pregnancy, the 25-year-old Japanese player is not taking a step back from the fashion realm.

She recently took to her Instagram to promote Osaka apparel with Nike. The innovative tennis kit is the manifestation of Osaka’s love for both tennis and soccer. She stated, “NO x @nike summer 23 🌸🌱 this season is about blooming and opening up to the world. Check out @nike @nikesportswear @nikewomen for some of my favorite looks.”


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Though she agreed how difficult it would be to play tennis in the kit, the kit boasted of popping colors matching the present season’s theme. She stated, “P.S.: yes we have created the hardest tennis skirt and cropped football jersey to ever hit the market. You’re welcome.”

Experimenting with tennis kits is something that Osaka must have taken inspiration from her idol, Serena Williams.

From an Andre Agassi-inspired tennis kit to a tulle-inspired one, Williams has proved her love for fashion on the court as well.

Serena Williams’ fashion-inspired iconic on-court fits


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The 23-time Grand Slam champion served both with her looks and performance on the court. Each major brought in the anticipation of Williams’ next iconic outfit.

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Williams asked Nike to make Andre Agassi-inspired denim-skirt outfit at the 2004 US Open. Then she wore a tulle tutu-inspired outfit at the 2018 US Open. During the finals of Wimbledon 2008, she stepped onto the court with a white blazer on.


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Shivali Sharma

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Shivali Sharma is a tennis writer at EssentiallySports, who specializes in off-court topics and has a particular focus on the legendary ‘Queen of the Court’, Serena Williams. With a wealth of experience in the industry, Shivali has authored numerous articles covering varied topics concerning the 23-time Grand Slam champion, including her personal life, career, and more. In addition to her work on Serena Williams, Shivali is also a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires the four-time Major winner, particularly for her advocacy for mental health.

Edited By: Debmallya Chakraborty