Naomi Osaka is gearing toward a successful run at the U.S. Open in New York at the end of August. After winning her first round match against Qinwen Zheng in three hard fought sets at the open in San Jose, California Naomi lost to rising star Coco Gauff in two sets 6-4, 6-4. Although she lost the match, her comeback in the second set from 5-1 down showed grit and was a positive step in her return from her injury in the French Open. As a Haitian-Japanese Naomi Osaka whose father was born in Haiti seeks to represent both cultures with pride. She has already won four major tournaments at the U.S. Open and the Australian Open and we have high hopes for her in the upcoming U.S. Open in New York this year. Go Naomi.
Naomi Osaka is not just a super star in the tennis world, she is also an international business leader with stakes in many successful ventures in different fields. She is now being represented by her own agency, which is also starting to represent other athletes in major sports. She has partnered with Lebron James in a newly formed company that seeks to explore new products. Naomi is also boosting designs and projects that her sister Mari is involved in as a way to keep it in the family. Lately, her father Leonard Francois has returned to her side as coach, so it is definitely a family affair. Haiti needs a respite from all the negative things lately, and Naomi Osaka is ready to shine on the world stage this summer.