Naomi Osama is a Japanese professional tennis player. She is #1 in Women’s Tennis and is the first player from Asian descent to hold the rank. Let us discuss her biography and net worth in this article.
Early and Personal Life:
Naomi Osaka was born on 16th October 1997, in Osaka Japan. She was born to Tamaki Osaka and Leonard Francois. She has an elder sister Mari Osaka, who is a professional tennis player as well. Leonard was interested in teaching his girls tennis after seeing the Williams Sisters play. After they moved to the US and got settled, he started coaching Naomi and Mari. Later on, in 2006, they moved to Florida as they had more opportunities there. She began at ISP Academy when she was only 15 years old. Then she started training in Harold Solomon Tennis Academy and then ProWorld Tennis Academy. As they were born in Japan, their parents decided they would represent Japan. She had dual citizenship in Japan and the US. But if she had to play for Japan in the Olympics, she had to choose one and Japan it was.
Naomi kept her relationship status completely private and hidden from the media until September 2019, but then confirmed her relationship by posting a picture on Instagram. She is in a relationship with YBN Cordae, who is an American Rapper.
Naomi never played much in junior-level championships. She played her first match in October 2011 for ITF Women’s Circuit. She did not qualify for main draw debut in singles but made it with her sister in main draw debut in doubles. Finally, she qualified for singles in her seventh attempt. After turning 16, she turned professional. She ranked 406 when she was 16. She had her first two qualifying matches as soon as she entered.
In 2016, she entered the WTA finals when she was only 18. Although she lost to Caroline Wozniacki, she was in the top 50. She was awarded WTA Newcomer of the Year. She also made her maiden appearance in a Grand Slam in Melbourn. Naomi made her Fed Cup debut for Japan in 2017. In 2018, she had her debut for the Hopmans Cup, which was also Japan’s first appearance in the tournament after 2001. In 2018, she won her premiere slam by defeating Serena Williams. Also, she was the first Japanese to participate and win the competition. In 2019, she won the Australian Open defeating Petra Kvitova. After this, she was ranked #1.
Naomi’s net worth is approximately around $8 million. She also owns a house in Beverly Hills, California. Brands have loved Naomi, and she endorses many. Yonex and apparel by Nike sponsor her tennis bats. She is the brand ambassador for Nissan and Mastercard. Naomi also endorses Nissin Foods, Shiseido, which is a cosmetic brand and an airline, All Nippon Airways. She had earned around $16 million from her endorsements in 2019 alone, and her Australian Open victory brought her $10 million. She owns a Mini Cooper. Clubman JCW Luxury car, which costs around USD 40,000.