Naomi Osaka is a female professional tennis player who is of Haitian-American-Japanese descent. She was born on October 16, 1997 in Osaka, Japan, and represents Japan in competitions. She is currently coached by Jermaine Jenkins, and is known for being an aggressive baseliner.
Osaka played her first few events in the ITF Circuit in the US in 2012, and by 2013, she was able to play her first WTA qualifying which was held in Tokyo and Quebec City. By 2016, Osaka was able to have her first Top 40 year-end finish, and was even voted as the 2016 WTA Newcomer of the Year.
In 2017, Osaka had her second straight finish at the Top 100, and was ranked at No. 68. She was able to make appearances at the Grand Slam tournaments during the said year, but fell during the 1st round in other tournaments.
Since turning pro, the right-handed player has won 151 matches in her career, but also lost 103 matches. She has only 1 WTA title so far, and no Grand Slam titles. She did, however, reach as far as the fourth round in the 2018 Australian Open, and third rounds of the French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open.
In 2019, she joined the Australian Open as one if the players contending for the number one ranking in the world while being a fourth seed. Osaka beat Petra Kvitova in the finals and became the first woman to win back-to-back Grand Slam Singles since Serena Williams in 2015.
Apart from playing singles, Osaka also has some record in doubles, but is not as accomplished as her singles. She currently ranks at No. 788 in doubles as of March 2018, and her highest rank achieved is at No.324.
Osaka has just reached her highest rank in her career, world number 1, as of the 2019 Australian Open Champion. She is the first Asian player to become the top singles player in the world. Osaka is the reigning Australian Open and US Open champion in women’s singles.
- 194 – 124 (61.01%) career record - singles
- 3 Women’s Tennis Association career titles – singles
- 2–14 (12.5%) career record - doubles