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Naomi Osaka (JPN)

  • Naomi Osaka
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Naomi Osaka
  • Naomi Osaka

Representing Japan in competitions, Naomi's powerful serve strikes fear in competitors around the world. Her offense heavy play style is complemented by her big forehand and strong backhand. She's come to be known as an aggressive, offensive baseliner with some of her fastest serves clocked in at 125mph. 

Osaka reached her first career Grand Slam quarterfinal after a three-set victory over Aryna Sabalenka in the fourth round and continued building momentum. In the semifinals, Osaka revenged her infamous 2016 US Open loss to Madison Keys’ to set up a marquee match with 23-time Grand Slam Champion Serena Williams in the finals. 

Osaka broke the strong-serving Williams twice in both sets en route to a 6-2, 6-4 victory to claim her first career Grand Slam and break into the top-10.

She ended 2018 as the fifth-ranked player in the world and was seeded fourth at the 2019 Australian Open. Osaka, converted on a break point early in the third set to carry her over the finish line. In nearly 2.5 hours, Osaka came out on top with a 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 victory to hoist her second Grand Slam trophy and to be crowned World No. 1. 

Equipment
String POLYTOUR STRIKE 125
Career Highlights
2019

Australian Open Champion

2018

US Open Champion

2018

BNP Paribas Open, champion

2018

Australian Open, final 16

2016

Toray Pan Pacific Open Finalist

2015

WTA Rising Stars Invitational Champion

2015

Aegon Surbiton Trophy Finalist

2015

Kangaroo Cup International Ladies Open Tennis Finalist

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