|Naomi Osaka ( US Open , 2020)|
|Birthday:||16th October 1997 (age 22)|
|Playing hand:||Right, two-handed backhand|
|Prize money:||$ 14,617,235|
|Career record:||222: 133|
|Career title:||5 WTA , 0 ITF|
|Highest ranking:||1 (January 28, 2019)|
|Weeks as No. 1:||24|
|Career title:||0 WTA, 0 ITF|
|Highest ranking:||324 (April 3, 2017)|
Last update of the infobox:
March 16, 2020
|Sources: official player profiles at the ATP / WTA and ITF (see web links )|
Naomi Ōsaka ( Japanese 大 坂 な お み , Ōsaka Naomi ; born October 16, 1997 in Osaka ) is a Japanese tennis player . In 2018 , she became the first Japanese female tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament at the US Open . With her victory in 2019 at the Australian Open , she took on 28 January 2019 as the first Asian tennis player the top of the world rankings in women's singles . In 2020 she won again at the US Open.
Naomi Osaka was born in the western Japanese city of Osaka . Ōsaka's father Leonard "San" François comes from the Caribbean state of Haiti , her Japanese mother Tamaki Ōsaka comes from the island of Hokkaidō . Her grandfather disowned her mother for marrying a black man, so the family moved to the United States when Osaka was three years old. There she grew up in Long Iceland in the state of New York on. In addition to the Japanese, she had US citizenship , which she dropped on the occasion of her 22nd birthday. The reason for this was Japanese law, which forces people with dual citizenship to choose between citizenship by their 22nd birthday. This move should enable her to participate in the Olympics for Japan.
Naomi Osaka attended "Alden Terrace" elementary school in Elmont and then the "Broward Virtual School (BVS)" high school in Coconut Creek , Florida , where she and her family had moved because of the better training opportunities. Her tennis schools were the "Florida Tennis SBT Academy" (formerly " Harold Solomon Institute") and the "ProWorld Tennis Academy" in Florida. Her sister Mari , who is one and a half years older , also plays tennis professionally.
Osaka initially played mainly tournaments on the ITF Women's Circuit . In July 2014 she qualified in Stanford for the first time for the main draw of a WTA tournament and reached the second round there.
At the Australian Open in 2016, she qualified for a Grand Slam tournament for the first time . With wins over Donna Vekić and Elina Switolina , she went straight to the third round. In the individual competition of the French Open , for which she was directly qualified due to her world ranking position , she was able to repeat her good performance. In October 2016 she reached the final in Tokyo (two-set defeat against Caroline Wozniacki ). At the US Open in 2017, she threw defending champion Angelique Kerber out of the tournament in two sets with 6: 3 and 6: 1 in the first round . In March 2018, she won her first WTA title - and that at the top-class tournament in Indian Wells . This enabled her to improve from 44th to 22nd in the world rankings. In September 2018, she became the first Japanese woman in tennis history to win her first Grand Slam title at the US Open . In the final, she defeated Serena Williams 6: 2 and 6: 4. With this victory, she improved to seventh position in the world rankings and was among the top ten for the first time. At the Australian Open , she won the second Grand Slam tournament in a row with a three-set win against Petra Kvitová and took over the top of the world rankings for 17 weeks after the tournament. In the following Grand Slam tournaments she could not continue the series of successes and failed early in Paris and Wimbledon, at the US Open in the second round to Belinda Bencic .
She has been playing for the Japanese Fed Cup team since 2017 . She was able to win five of her six games.
On February 11, 2019, she announced the separation from her German trainer Sascha Bajin . He was succeeded by Jermaine Jenkins. Already after the knockout round at the US Open 2019, she separated again from Jenkins.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic , the Wimbledon Championships were canceled in the 2020 season, while the French Open was postponed to September. Osaka started at the US Open , which began at the end of August , when a total of 24 of the top 100 players were missing. Under her new coach Wim Fissette , Osaka, who was number four, reached the final in the women's singles , which she won in three sets against the unseeded Wiktoryja Asaranka . Both had previously faced each other in the final of the Cincinnati WTA tournament , which was moved to New York , which Asaranka had won without a fight after an injury to saka.
|1.||18th March 2018||Indian Wells||WTA Premier Mandatory||Hard court||Darja Kassatkina||6: 3, 6: 2|
|2.||September 8, 2018||US Open||Grand Slam||Hard court||Serena Williams||6: 2, 6: 4|
|3.||January 26, 2019||Australian Open||Grand Slam||Hard court||Petra Kvitová||7: 6 2 , 5: 7, 6: 4|
|4th||22nd September 2019||Tokyo||WTA Premier||Hard court||Anastassija Pavlyuchenkova||6: 4, 6: 1|
|5.||October 6, 2019||Beijing||WTA Premier Mandatory||Hard court||Ashleigh Barty||3: 6, 6: 3, 6: 2|
|6th||September 12, 2020||US Open||Grand Slam||Hard court||Viktoriya Azaranka||1: 6, 6: 3, 6: 3|
Career statistics and tournament record
|-||a. K.||2||a. K.||0|
|a. K.||2||a. K.||2||a. K.||0|
Montreal / Toronto
|not carried out||0|
Explanation of symbols: S = tournament victory; F, HF, VF, AF = entry into the final / semi-finals / quarter-finals / round of 16; 1, 2, 3 = elimination in the 1st / 2nd / 3rd main round; RR = Round Robin (group stage); na = not carried out; a. K. = other category; PO (playoff) = promotion and relegation round in the Fed Cup; K1, K2, K3 = participation in continental groups I, II, III in the Fed Cup.
|Hard court wins / defeats
|1: 3||17: 9||11:10||19:12||28:17||14:13||31:13||12: 4||133: 81|
|Sand victories / defeats
|6: 4||8: 5||2: 3||5: 3||5: 4||5: 5||5: 4||9: 2||45:30|
|Turf wins / defeats
|0-0||0-0||2: 2||4: 2||1: 1||4: 4||6: 3||0-0||17:12|
|Carpet victories / defeats
|0-0||0: 1||0-0||3: 1||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||3: 2|
|Overall wins / losses
|7: 7||25:15||15:15||31:18||34:22||23:22||42:20||21: 6||198: 125|
|World ranking points
|-||-||-||-||-||-||5115||N / A|
|1028||430||250||203||40||68||5||N / A|
Note : These statistics take into account all results individually, as it is on the WTA and ITF pages. Only WTA tournaments in the Premier Mandatory and Premier 5 categories are shown .
The last update came after the 2019 French Open.
Ōsaka is an athlete who repeatedly uses her media presence for political and social engagement in tennis, which is considered non-binding. Since 2020 in particular, she has criticized racism in the USA and Japan. In this context, she also called for participation in the Black Lives Matter protests and expressed solidarity with Colin Kaepernick . In August 2020, she boycotted her semifinal game at the Western & Southern Open in New York City on the occasion of the recent police violence against blacks in the USA . The tournament management then canceled all games for the specified day. At the following US Open , Osaka wore mouth and nose protection with the name of a victim of police brutality for each game due to the COVID-19 pandemic . At the final, she remembered the African American student Tamir Rice who was shot in 2014 .
- WTA profile Naomi Osaka (English)
- ITF profile of Naomi Osaka (English)
- Fed Cup stats by Naomi Osaka (English)
- Official website of Naomi Osaka (English)
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- Osaka separates from Trainer again after a few months
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- Naomi Osaka's first wave of charity face masks sell out, but she promises more for everyone. In: Japan Today. July 13, 2020, accessed on August 27, 2020 .
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- Osaka in no mood to back down on support for Black Lives Matter . In: Reuters . June 10, 2020 ( reuters.com [accessed August 27, 2020]).
- No semifinals: Naomi Osaka protests against racism. In: Süddeutsche Zeitung. August 27, 2020, accessed on August 27, 2020 .
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|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||大 坂 な お み (Japanese)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Japanese tennis player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 16, 1997|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Osaka , Osaka Prefecture , Japan|