Naomi Osaka, a Japanese tennis player, has been a dominant force in the women’s game. She has been the athlete to expand the value of the sport abroad, following in the footsteps of American legend Serena Williams.
She has already won four Grand Slam titles at such a young age.
Naomi Osaka recently appeared on LeBron James’s show, “The Shop”. Maverick Carter, a sports-marketing entrepreneur and media personality, asked the Japanese star a few questions on the broadcast.
The one question that piqued interest was when he asked, “Naomi, did you feel like you were doing too much after that US Open win?”
Osaka replied saying, “I’m really not trying to be an a-hole. But, which time?”
It demonstrated her pride in herself, as she is a two-time US Open champion. In a short period of time, she has achieved a lot of success on the Tour.
Naomi Osaka’s fourth Major victory of the season
In terms of her season thus far, she began in Melbourne, where she won the Australian Open for the second time in her career. Her 23-match winning streak came to an end soon after when she lost in Miami.
She revealed shortly before the French Open that she will not participate in post-match press conferences due to mental health difficulties. Her choice was not well welcomed, and she withdrew from Roland Garros before her second-round match.
After skipping the Wimbledon Championships, she went on to represent Japan at the Tokyo Olympics. She failed to impress and did not receive a medal. She was unable to defend her title at the US Open this season.