Naomi Osaka

Japanese tennis player

Naomi Osaka (大坂 なおみ, Ōsaka Naomi, born 16 October 1997) was a professional tennis player. She won the 2018 US Open, defeating American Serena Williams in the final.[1] This made her the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. In 2019 she won the Australian Open and became world number 1. She turned professional in September 2013.

Osaka in June 2015
Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka smiling during her match against Azarenka in the 2020 US Open.
Naomi Osaka at the 2020 US Open
ResidenceBeverly Hills, California, USA
Born (1997-10-16) October 16, 1997 (age 26)
Chuo Ward, Osaka, Japan
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Turned proSeptember 2013
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachWim Fissette (2020–2022)
Prize money$21,177,252
Career record265–148 (64.16%)
Career titles7
Highest rankingNo. 1 (January 28, 2019)
Current rankingNo. 314 (April 3, 2023)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenW (2019, 2021)
French Open3R (2016, 2018, 2019)
Wimbledon3R (2017, 2018)
US OpenW (2018, 2020)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsRR (2018, 2019)
Olympic Games3R (2020)
Career record2–14 (12.5%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 324 (April 3, 2017)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open1R (2017)
French Open2R (2016)
Wimbledon1R (2017)
US Open1R (2016, 2017)
Team competitions
Fed CupWG II PO (2018)
Hopman CupRR (2018)
Last updated on: January 9, 2023.

Osaka is Haitian-American-Japanese. She was born in Chūō-ku, Osaka. Her father is Haitian-American and her mother is Japanese. She grew up in the United States. She has both Japanese and American citizenship.[2]


  1. Rothenberg, Ben (8 September 2018). "U.S. Open Tennis Final: Naomi Osaka Defeats Serena Williams". The New York Times. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  2. Noori Farzan, Antonia (10 September 2018). "Japanese, Haitian, and now a Grand Slam winner: Naomi Osaka's historic journey to the U.S. Open". The Washington Post. Retrieved 12 September 2018.

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