Naomi Osaka is definitely one of the biggest names in tennis currently. At 24, she already is a 4-time grand slam champion and some even consider her to be the next big thing in women’s tennis for the next 10 years. But ever since the French Open last year, things haven’t been as planned for Osaka. She was the center of attention when she decided to not attend the press at Roland Garros and eventually pulled out mid-tournament citing mental health.
Naomi then took an indefinite break from tennis and even missed Wimbledon. She returned to Flushing Meadows but couldn’t defend her title. She once felt a need for a break and was out of action for the majority of the 2021 season. But in 2022 too, she wasn’t able to defend her Australian Open title and lost a handful of points in the process.
She dropped out of the Top 80 of the WTA Rankings, which meant that a direct entry to big tournaments wasn’t even possible. She will now have to rely on wild cards to play major tournaments, which, shouldn’t be an issue given her stature. She has gotten a wild card entry at Indian Wells next week and will look to better her rankings in the megaevent.
Naomi poses with character ‘Naomi Osaka’
Given her ethnicity, age, and popularity on social media, Naomi is one of the most marketable athletes in the world. She is also currently the richest female tennis player on the Forbes list because of all the brand deals. Amongst many, Naomi also had a partnership with Fortnite, one of the world’s most famous online multiplayer games.
Recently, Fortnite announced a new character, Naomi Osaka, in collaboration with Naomi. The character has already broken the Fortnite community and fans are absolutely loving it. Naomi took to social media to share a picture of herself with her character.
Naomi can be seen donning a black oversized jacket over a pink crop top and black shorts. She is looking dead gorgeous in her pink hair- which is also her character’s hair color in Fortnite. “Oh hi,” she wrote in the caption.