Naomi Osaka is one of the most popular tennis players of her generation. She is also the highest-paid female athlete. Osaka is a former world number 1 and has won 4 grand slams to date. She is also an advocate for mental health and a staunch supporter of the issue. She even withdrew from the 2021 French Open citing mental health issues.
Osaka has not been in great form lately, but there were signs that the Japanese star was ready to fire. She was a runner-up in the Miami Open 2022. She couldn’t repeat her success on the hardcourt on the red dust. She lost to Sara Sorribes Tormo in ‘the round of 16’ in the Mutua Madrid Open. Subsequently, she withdrew from the Italian Open, citing a re-emerged injury in her Achilles heel. This might also spill disaster on Osaka’s French Open plans. With all this troubling news for Osaka, she brings a wisp of fresh air.
Naomi Osaka sets upon an adventure.
Naomi Osaka is all set to open her own sporting agency named EVOLVE. She will be cutting ties with her sponsor, IMG, to set up her own company. Osaka has been a great icon for highlighting the inequalities and problems faced by different sections of society. She will be helped by her longtime agent Stuart Duguid in the process. Her vision behind the launch of EVOLVE is that she was forced to follow the traditional way, and she wants to set up another path for the people. Osaka reasons: “I’ve spent my career doing things my way, even when people told me that it wasn’t what was expected or traditional.”
“Evolve is the natural next step in my journey as both an athlete and businesswoman, as well as a way to continue being myself and doing things my way.”
Lots of good wishes to Osaka on her new journey, and the fans would be willing to see more of her at the French Open, and if she decides to skip the clay season altogether, the fans will be waiting for her to compete in Wimbledon and subsequent tournaments.