Naomi Osaka has not yet managed to find the right countermeasures on clay-courts, the surface that still gives her the most problems, as we also saw at the recent Italian Open 2021, where she was defeated in two sets by Jessica Pegula.
Osaka will now have to take on the court at the French Open 2021, to show her solidity and her improvements on this surface. Osaka, for her social commitment and struggles for equality and against racial discrimi.nation, has been chosen as the face of many famous brands Louis Vuitton, Tag Heuer, Nike and Mastercard.
According to Forbes, Osaka was the highest paid female athlete in the world in 2020, having hit a record $ 34 million in earnings from sponsors alone. Osaka, protagonist of Levi’s Beauty of Becoming advertising, was chosen to advertise the brand’s birthday in May, together with, among others, Hailey Bieber, Jaden Smith and among the athletes Marcus Rashford and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander: Levi’s celebrated 148 years since its birth.
Naomi Osaka and her idols
In the recent interview for a Levi’s advertising campaign, the Japanese talked about her about her idols. Naomi revealed that there are not only sportsmen and celebrities, among the people she admires the most, but also ordinary people.
Asked who their idols were, she said, “If you mean famous people, surely Rihanna and Beyonce. As for the non-famous, my parents.” Meanwhile, Naomi, on Instagram, is promoting her Frankies models. The last photo showed the beautiful Japanese tennis player wearing an orange swim suit, very interesting for geometry and shades.
During her young career, the Japanese won 4 Slam titles: the US Open 2018 and 2020 and the Australian Open 2019 and 2021. In total she won 7 title in 11 finals played. She also triumphed at the BNP Paribas Open, at Indian Wells, in 2018, and at the China Open 2019, two former WTA Premier Mandatory.
Now we have to see her improvements on grass-courts, especially at Wimbledon. For now, her weak point is still the clay-swing, but maybe from the upcoming and much awaited Roland Garros 2021, thing will change