Four-time Grand Slam winner, Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka will fall outside the top ten in the world rankings after the next update of the rankings on Monday, October 4. Recall that Osaka is a former world number one, currently ranked seventh in the WTA rankings.
This season a scandal broke out around Osaka at the French Open. Prior to the start of the tournament Naomi said she would not give interviews or appear at press conferences during the competition. The organizers criticized her decision, pointing out that communication with the media is a direct responsibility of Osaka. The Japanese kept her promise and after winning the first round did not appear at the press conference after the match, for which she was fined $15,000. Soon after, Naomi announced her withdrawal from the tournament.
As part of Disney’s “Ultimate Princess Celebration,” ELLE and Disney are honoring 14 real-life heroes and heroines who embody the courage and kindness of beloved Disney princess characters who continue to inspire people around the world, regardless of age. Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaki also made it on the list.
Osaka acknowledges she’ll always love Ariel—”my sister Mari and I watched The Little Mermaid millions of times growing up”—the princess she most relates to today is Mulan, “because she saved people rather than waiting to be saved.”
Inspiration from Serena matches
Also, Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka, in a recent Eurosport interview, told where she got her inspiration for becoming a tennis player.
Serena. Her legacy is more than just being a tennis player. I started playing because of her. I’m sure there are many other girls who started playing tennis because of her, so she literally created champions. New generations take inspiration from her game. It’s kind of a legacy of Serena’s interest in tennis,” Naomi said.
After losing her third-round match to Canada’s Leila Fernandez 7-5, 6-7, 4-6 in the US Open, Naomi said she had decided to take a career break.