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Osaka in June 2015

Naomi Osaka (大坂 なおみ Ōsaka Naomi?, born 16 October 1997) is a professional tennis player. She won the 2018 US Open, defeating American Serena Williams in the final.[1] This made her the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. In 2019 she won the Australian Open and became world number 1. She turned professional in September 2013.

Osaka is Haitian-American-Japanese. She was born in Chūō-ku, Osaka. Her father is Haitian-American and her mother is Japanese. She grew up in the United States. She has both Japanese and American citizenship.[2]


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