“Terrified” Naomi Osaka announces her Netflix Docuseries with a word of caution for her fans

World No.2 Naomi Osaka who is regular at making headlines has now released her Docuseries on Netflix with a diffident and terrified approach.

Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka

World No.2 Naomi Osaka is not new to making headlines-good or bad. Ever since the Japanese star withdrew from the mandatory press conference in Paris ahead of the French Open, she has been in the news for all the wrong reasons.

Later, Osaka also skipped 2021 Wimbledon, citing mental issues- anxiety and depression. Last week, the 23-year-old was even bestowed with ESPY award for the best female athlete of the year.

Now, the four-time Grand Slam shared the movie poster of her new Netflix Docuseries, Naomi Osaka. The whole series has been co-produced by LeBron James. The series has three episodes, with a total time of an hour and 40 minutes. The Docuseries is already been received by several tennis fans on Netflix. However, Osaka was a bit diffident and terrified on the announcement.

The ‘Naomi Osaka’ docuseries

Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka

“So this has been in the process for the past two and half years. In light of everything that happened recently, I was terrified of this being released. This isn’t like a tennis match where I win or lose and from there people can say whether I did well or not. This is a look into my life from certain time periods and I can’t fight the feeling of wondering how it will be received,” Osaka wrote on Twitter.

Osaka added that the project is “in some ways my soul and a reflection of who I am” and hoped that the project could be relatable to others.

“I hope there are pieces that people can relate to and maybe other pieces that would help people understand why I make the choices I make. If it doesn’t that’s cool too, it took me a while but I realize that I can’t please everyone and I’m really not trying to. When I go to sleep at night I can only hope I am at peace with myself and I hope the same thing rings true for anyone reading this. I’m excited/nervous for you guys to see it and I hope you enjoy it lol. Love you all and stay safe,” the current Australian and US Open champion wrote.

Osaka will now been seen at the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

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Vivek has been writing on cricket & tennis for over a decade. He has worked with famous brands-- Mid-Day, Mumbai Indians & Dream11. He has also been to Grand Slams, Davis Cups & ATP tournaments. He also plays tennis at the club level. Besides being a Rafael Nadal fan, he has also enjoyed the privilege of interviewing the Spaniard.