Naomi Osaka is one of the best tennis players in the world and here is all about her net worth, salary, endorsements and more.
Facts about Naomi Osaka:
|Place of birth||Osaka, Japan|
|Father’s name||Leonard Francois|
|Mother’s name||Tamaki Osaka|
|Education||Alden Terrace School, New York
Broward Virtual High School, Florida
|Net value||$60 million|
|Prize money till date||$20,252,842|
|Date of Birth||October 16, 1997|
|Achievements||Australian Open (2x), US Open (2x)|
|Children||N / A|
|Amendments||Yonex, Nike, Nissan Motors and many more mentioned later|
|Social networks||instagram, Twitter|
Naomi Osaka: Youth
Osaka was born in Japan on October 16, 1997. Her father is Haitian and her mother is Japanese. Osaka’s father helped train her by making her watch videos of the Williams sisters.
His family moved to Florida, USA when he was 15, hoping to get better education and develop his skills.
As the girl developed her talent, her family decided that she would represent Japan, although she was raised in the United States.
She also has an older sister, Mari, who is also a professional tennis player.
Naomi Osaka turned pro in September 2013, before she was even 16, and quickly rose through the ranks.
Her first major breakthrough came when she reached her first WTA final in 2016, which saw her enter the top 100 and eventually the top 50 the same year.
She then won her first Grand Slam in 2018 when she beat veteran Serena Williams in the US Open final 6-2, 6-4.
Naomi Osaka: Rankings history
Just weeks after turning professional, Osaka was ranked No. 406 in the world. However, she was only 16 at the time.
She broke into the top 250 for the first time just before the end of the 2014 WTA season. And in 2015, she reached the highest ranking of her career at the time, at No. 144.
A breakthrough into the top 100 came after beating then-ranked No. 18 Sara Errani at the Miami Open after earning a wildcard entry. And, the same year, Osaka reached her first WTA final at the Pan Pacific Open. As a result, Osaka broke into the top 50.
With 2017 being a year to forget, Naomi Osaka made leaps and bounds in 2018, winning the US Open, which saw her break into the top 10 of the rankings. She then followed that up with a win at the Australian Open, as she hit the bar just 5 years after turning professional.
2019 was a quiet year after his success at the Australian Open, much like 2020. But she once again showed her resilience, winning her second US Open title in 2020, followed by victory at the 2021 Australian Open.
She was the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam event and the first Asian to hold the highest singles ranking.
The first break
Things went a little out of whack from there, as she lost in the Miami Open quarterfinals. Shortly before the start of the French Open, she announced that she would not carry out her mandatory media missions. She did not hold her press conference after winning her first match. She was fined $15,000 and threatened with increasing fines and deportation.
The following day, she would announce her withdrawal from the pageant citing mental health issues. Many other athletes supported her during her temporary sabbatical from the game. Tennis fans around the world had mixed opinions, however.
Her manager said she would play the Tokyo Olympics but skip Wimbledon 2021.
She then returned to action at the Cincinnati Open where she beat the impressive Coco Gauff in the second round but lost in the next round to Jil Teichman which came as a surprise.
The second break
Osaka failed to defend her title at the US Open. She lost to eventual finalist Leylah Fernandez in the third round. She served for a match point in the second set but frustration and therefore wavering concentration prevailed.
During the match, Osaka threw her racquet and received a code violation for hitting a ball into the stands.
Osaka shocked the tennis world again when she said in her post-match press conference that she would be taking another break from the sport. She said she didn’t derive happiness from her victories.
The four-time Grand Slam winner returned to action in the Melbourne 2022 Summer Set 1 tournament as the no. 1 seed and made the semi-finals before retiring with an abdominal injury.
She returned to the Australian Open but failed to defend her title. She was eliminated in the third round by Amanda Anisimova.
Osaka, however, made promising comments about how happy she was despite her loss. She also talked about how she deals with her mental health issues and how they are getting better every day. The fact that she is starting to enjoy her game again has been a huge relief to her countless fans.
She fell to no. 85 after the debacle and his skip of multiple tournaments didn’t help either.
Currently, she is ranked 78. Naomi Osaka will compete at the Indian Wells Masters as she faces Sloane Stephens in the Round of 16.
Naomi Osaka: Net Worth and Earnings
Naomi Osaka has an amazing net worth of $60 million. She is one of the highest paid female athletes in the world.
Much of his income is due to his endorsements. Osaka earned a staggering $37.4 million between June 2019 and May 2020, including $34 million from his endorsements alone.
Now it has annual off-court earnings of $50 million, with new partners like Workday, Louis Vuitton and Airbnb.
For the second year in a row, Naomi set a winning record for female athletes.
Naomi Osaka: Career titles
Although she is only 24 years old, Osaka already has 4 Grand Slam titles to her name. Her first Grand Slam win came at the 2018 US Open when she beat Serena Williams in the final.
She then carried her form to the 2019 Australian Open, showing her dominance on the hard court. Osaka defeated a resilient Petra Kvitova in the final to clinch her second Grand Slam title.
She didn’t have much success at the end of 2019 or most of 2020 before winning the 2020 US Open. This time she beat Victoria Azarenka after being knocked down.
Just like she did in 2018-19, Osaka followed up her victory at the 2020 US Open by also winning gold at the 2021 Australian Open. She beat Jennifer Brady in the final.
Osaka hasn’t had much success on grass or clay courts.
On top of that, she has three WTA Tour titles to her credit.
Naomi Osaka: Family and relationships
Osaka was born to a Japanese mother Tamaki Osaka and a Haitian father Leonard François. She also has an older sister, Mari Osaka, a retired tennis player.
Osaka and her family moved from Japan to New York when she was just 3 years old. It was his father who decided to train them to become tennis professionals, after seeing the Williams Sisters at the 1999 French Open.
Since 2018, Osaka has been in a relationship with American rapper Cordae, and the couple is still going strong.
Naomi Osaka: Riders and sponsorship offers
Osaka is endorsed by a plethora of brands. Yonex has been its racquet sponsor since time immemorial. Yonex also supports her with custom tennis racquets designed especially for her.
She is one of Nike’s greatest female athletes and is also the brand ambassador for Nissan Motors.
Osaka also has sponsorship deals with Loius Vuitton, Tag Heuer and Workday.
She also has endorsement deals with MasterCard, Procter & Gamble, Nissan, and All Nippon Airways that have earned her around $16 million.
Airbnb, Beats Electronics, Workday, Tag Heuer, Mastercard, GoDaddy, BodyArmor, Frankies Bikinis, Google Hyperice, Wowow Inc, Yonex, Sweetgreen, Panasonic, Nissin Food Holdings, Levi Strauss & Co, Nissan Motors, Melco Crown Entertainment, Morinaga & Company , Nike, LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
She was recently seen taking notes from Nick Kyrgios. In a video shared by Krygios, Osaka was seen carefully watching Nick’s serves and trying to up her own game.
It’s clear that she’s serious and has moved on from her past. She is a champion player and a win in the Indian Wells competition can get her back on track and do great for her confidence going forward.
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