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Being Australian Open champion, has Naomi Osaka dynasty begun? (Part 2)

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.

Being Australian Open champion, has Naomi Osaka dynasty begun? (Part 1)

Naomi Osaka has had two consecutive Grand Slam titles along with being number 1 in the world. The 21-year-old Japanese player is gradually asserting her position in the tennis industry female world.

On January 26 at Melbourne Park, Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova created the most exciting and dramatic Grand Slam final in recent years. After more than 2 hours of playing, the Japanese player won 7-6 (2), 5-7, and 6-4 to enjoy the joy of winning at the Australian Open for the first time.

By surpassing the eighth seed Kvitova, who won the Wimbledon two times and owned 26 titles in her career, Osaka rose to number 1 in the world when the rankings were announced on January 28.

Naomi Osaka as the pride of Japanese sports

Five years ago, a 16-year-old girl who was ranked 406 in the world made a big shock by beating former 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur. Experts began to pay attention to her by her toned physique along with the service speed up to nearly 200 km/h.

However, the Japanese player began to show signs of slowing down for about 2 years. She was only around in the top 100 of the world. She did not show her talent early as Serena Williams or Maria Sharapova used to do. However, Naomi Osaka has started to make progress since her first major hit at the 2017 Australian Open.

A year later, Naomi surprised everyone when she took the throne at Indian Wells. She had an easy victory over Daria Kasatkina (Russia). On the way to the final, the 20-year-old at that time overcame Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Karolina Pliskova, and world number 1 player Simona Halep.

That seemed to be the prerequisite step for the Japanese player. She made a historic mark at the US Open later that year. She overthrew idol Serena Williams to lift the championship trophy at Flushing Meadows. The female tennis player became the first Japanese player to do so at a Grand Slam.

Naomi’s victory was recognized by the whole country of Japan. Almost a month later, the 20-year-old girl returned to her hometown to participate in the Pan Pacific tournament. Although it was only runner-up, Osaka still received a special welcome from fans in Tokyo.

Osaka made the most money on women’s tennis last year

Naomi Osaka broke the record for a one-year income of female tennis players, earning $ 37.4 million in the past 12 months.

Osaka is ranked 29th on the list of the most profitable athletes in the past 12 months, published by Forbes on May 23. The player with two Haitian – Japanese blood makes 1.4 million USD more than Serena Williams, thereby usurping the highest income of her senior WTA.

Serena, who made the most money in the previous four years, ranked 33rd on the latest Forbes list. This is the first time female tennis has two representatives in the top 100.

The figure of 37.4 million USD in the fiscal year also helped Osaka break Maria Sharapova’s old record in 2015 (29.7 million USD). This amount could be greater if a pandemic does not occur. The pandemic has paralyzed tennis around the world for more than two months.

Osaka became the new monetization symbol of women’s tennis

Osaka earned 14.5 million USD in bonuses from the beginning of his career. Nearly half of them, Japanese players earn in 2019. Despite a decline in brakes after the 2019 Australian Open championship, Osaka still attracts many sponsors.

Osaka is a Japanese national. However, she changed it to the United States at the age of three and has a passport there. A 22-year-old tennis player is sponsored by 15 brands, including many famous brands worldwide. Success in terms of making money. However, the player is only ranked 10th on the WTA scoreboard.

Naomi Osaka broke the personal income record of senior Serena Williams

Naomi Osaka has just been recognized by Forbes magazine as the highest-paid female tennis player in the world in 2019. This surpassed Serena Williams for $ 37.4 million earned in 12 months.

According to Forbes, the income of 22-year-old Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka has exceeded $ 1.4 million compared to the income of Serena Williams, who owns 23 Grand Slams. Osaka currently has sponsorship contracts with 15 brands, including famous global brands such as Nike, Nissan Motors, Shiseido, or Yonex.

Naomi Osaka set a record as the highest-paid female tennis player in history

With an income of $ 37.4 million last season, Naomi Osaka has surpassed the record of “Russian Doll” Maria Sharapova to become the highest-paid female athlete in a season in history.

Osaka became the highest-paid female athlete in history

According to a Forbes report, the 22-year-old Japanese tennis player Osaka has earned $ 37.4 million from bonuses and advertising and sponsorship contracts in the past 12 months, $ 1.4 million higher than the number. money that sister Serena Williams earned.

With that number, Osaka set a record for the amount of money a female athlete has earned in a year. ‘Russian doll’ Maria Sharapova previously held this record when she earned $ 29.7 million in 2015.

Osaka made huge money from last season

Osaka also ranked 29th among the top 100 highest-income athletes in 2020. Along with Serena Williams, who earned $ 36 million, Osaka became the only 2 female athletes in the top 100. This is also For the first time since 2016, this list has 2 female athletes.

The 10th-ranked WTA player became famous after defeating Serena Williams himself in the controversial 2018 US Open final, a match overshadowed by overreaction on the pitch. and before Osaka won its second consecutive Grand Slam in the Australian Open in early 2019.

Osaka’s first Grand Slam title in the US Open 2018

Osaka’s form dropped significantly after her victory in Melbourne when she failed to reach the quarterfinals in any tournament. However, the amount of money she earned continued to rise. Naomi Osaka currently has 15 sponsors, including major brands such as Nike, Nissan Motor, Shiseido, and Yonex.

Forbes statistics are based on bonuses, salaries, advertising contracts, and performance competitions over one year (from 1-6 years before 1-6 years later).

Forbes list clearly shows the dominance of the athletes in felt. Only two athletes who did not compete in the top 15 tennis were Indian badminton player PV Sindhu and Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn.