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Naomi Osaka

Tennis Player Naomi Osaka
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Profession: Tennis Player

Nationality:
Japan
Japanese

Why Famous: Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka is the first Asian player to reach the No. 1 women's world ranking in tennis. Of Japanese and Haitian decent, Osaka was born in Japan but brought up mostly in America.

She is the winner of two grand slam tournaments, the US Open, defeating Serena Williams in 2018 and the Australian Open in 2019.

Born: October 16, 1997
Birthplace: Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan
Age: 23 years old

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events

  • 2018-09-08 US Open Women's Tennis: Naomi Osaka first Japanese female to win a Grand Slam singles final; beats Serena Williams in controversial match 6-2, 6-4
  • 2019-01-26 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Naomi Osaka becomes world #1 ranked player with 7-6, 5-7, 6-4 win over Petra Kvitová of the Czech Republic; first Japanese player to win Australian singles title
  • 2020-09-12 US Open Women's Tennis: Naomi Osaka of Japan wins her second US title; beats Victoria Azarenka of Belarus 1-6, 6-3, 6-3
  • 2021-02-20 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Naomi Osaka of Japan wins her 4th major and second Australian title; beats American Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-3

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