Naomi Osaka is one of the most explosive and influential tennis players of all-time. She is the first Asian player to hold the No.1 ranking in singles and the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam. Her extraordinary tennis triumphs combined with her off-court success makes her tennis’ biggest cover star, most notably seen on the covers of Allure, GQ, Time, and ESPN.
In 2013, Osaka entered the WTA professional circuit as a rising star quickly gaining fans and media attention through her powerful serve and strong forehand. Soon thereafter in January 2016, Osaka qualified to enter her first Grand Slam, progressing into the third round. That year, Osaka won “Newcomer of the Year” at the 2016 WTA Awards. Two years later in 2018 Naomi had one of the strongest seasons to date, winning 2 Grand Slams. Since then, Naomi Osaka has become a household name and sports sensation. She has been featured in Teen Vogue, Vogue, Yahoo Sports, Vogue India, The Los Angeles Times, The NY Times, and ESPN. She has appeared on talks shows like Ellen, CBS This Morning, TODAY Show, and GMA.
She was named as The World’s Most Marketable Athlete in 2019, with numerous blue-chip partnerships including Nike, Mastercard, Nissan, Citizen, bareMinerals and ANA.
Naomi is the proud daughter of a Haitian father and Japanese mother and was born in Osaka, Japan but moved to the United States with her family at the age of 3.
Osaka currently resides full-time in Los Angeles, CA.