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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Naomi Osaka

1. She was born in Osaka, Japan, but moved to the US when she was three years old. (https://www.wtatennis.com/players/319998/naomi-osaka/bio)


2. Her dad was her first tennis coach, starting at the age of 3. (https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/photo-gallery/47695008/image/47695029/She-Was-First-Coached-by-Her-Dad)

3. She began playing in the ITF Circuit when she was only 15 years old. Only a year older than Serena Williams. (https://www.wtatennis.com/players/319998/naomi-osaka/bio)


4. She has won four grand slams, more than any woman has in 30 years. (https://au.sports.yahoo.com/australian-open-2021-naomi-osaka-response-serena-williams-222555914.html?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAKllr0zXR0c0DD8Sd4BBxv2UG4nVgCn-L1TYVopGrkYdF_gH8QH0K2VOfIncS2T2GDiL5StBiDWpcIGhldcg8tMX_uBrpAqPQcISz67M67UvOJhH6RBsSYKc7_73IFfNyF6cDJvfnRJYbd5V0f5J4YFF5_C5FP2UmuwBHW4Zx4tM)


5. Osaka is the highest paid female athlete in history. Her total prize and sponsorship money totaled over $37.4 million. (https://www.statista.com/chart/20975/highest-paid-female-athletes/#:~:text=Naomi%20Osaka%20is%20the%20highest,female%20sports%20stars%20this%20week.)


6. She is 5 foot 11. Four inches taller than the average female tennis player. (https://www.sportskeeda.com/tennis/the-tallest-female-tennis-players-all-time#:~:text=With%20an%20average%20height%20of,of%206%20ft%20or%20more.)
7. Osaka will play for the USA team in the Tokyo Olympics. (https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/athletes/detail/naomi-osaka/)


8. She is the first Asian tennis player to be ranked number one in the world. (https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/athletes/detail/naomi-osaka/)

9. She loves to play video games! Her game of choice off the court is Overwatch. (https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/stories/news/detail/2021-australian-open-winner-osaka-naomi/)


10. Growing up she loved to play with barbies. Now, she one designed after her! (https://www.popsugar.com/fitness/photo-gallery/47695008/image/47695033/There-Barbie-Made-in-Her-Image).

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