Entering the new season as the world’s fourth-ranked player, the Japanese girl went straight to the Australian Open final and then won the championship. Naomi Osaka has only had exactly 3 titles in her career. H these are all prestigious championships that many other players want.
On January 28, 2019, Naomi Osaka officially became the number 1 female tennis player in the world. At the age of 21 and 104 days, she became the youngest female tennis player to reach the position for the first time since Caroline Wozniacki made it in 2010 at the age of 20 and 92 days. Osaka is also the first player in Japan and Asia to hold the number 1 position in the world.
Japanese humility and mettle
Naomi was born in Japan and raised in the US to a Japanese mother and a Haitian father. She and her sister Mari have been acquainted with tennis since childhood. Her father, Mr. Leonard Francois was inspired by Richard Williams. He is the father of Serena and Venus, who taught his daughters to play tennis even though he had no background in the sport.
An active player, Osaka has worked hard to improve the mental side, along with the problems of expertise. Coach Sascha Bajin, who once led Serena Williams, appreciated the Japanese tennis player’s persistence.
The 21-year-old’s on-field dynamism is offset by a practical charm that has helped her win sympathy from fans around the world.
While many of her colleagues approach tennis with a belligerent attitude, Osaka has left fans and media happy and humorous when speaking on television. She affirms her love for video games or Japanese food.
More than four months ago, Osaka was stripped of perhaps the happiest moment in her career. Her victory was partially ruined by the fact that Serena had a word with the referee. But there were no boos on Saturday night in Melbourne as Osaka got a tough victory over Petra Kvitova.
Osaka’s eyes filled with tears once again during her victory speech. However, this time, it was fun. This was contrary to the emotions she showed at the US Open when the crowd supported Serena.
There is still a long way to go, and Naomi needs to continue to strive to prove her talent. In early March, she will be tasked with defending the championship at Indian Wells, furthermore, the major trophies and especially the Olympic gold medal to be held in her hometown of Tokyo in 2020.