Naomi Osaka won her fourth Grand Slam title at the 2021 Australian Open over Jennifer Brady in straight sets. The tennis superstar is now 4-0 in Grand Slam Finals.
While die-hard Naomi Osaka fans are happy, they were recently sent into a tailspin after the Japanese icon made a major change.
A former world No. 1 tennis player believes Naomi Osaka can win 10 Grand Slams
Seven-time Grand Slam winner Mats Wilander believes Naomi Osaka can win 10 Grand Slams in her career. As expected, Osaka had a rather humble response when she was asked to address Wilander’s comments.
“I’m taking it in sections. For right now, I’m trying to go for five,” Osaka said, via The New York Post. “After five I would think about maybe dividing the 10, so maybe seven or eight. I don’t like to take things big-picture. For me, I like to live in the moment. It’s an honor that he said that. But I don’t want to weigh myself down with pressure and expectations.”
Osaka is the first woman to start 4-0 in Grand Slams since Monica Seles. She has won the Australian Open twice, and the US Open twice. After winning the 2021 Australian Open, Osaka is now No. 2 in the WTA rankings.
Along with being the 2020 AP Female Athlete of the Year, Osaka is also the world’s highest-paid female athlete. Life is perfect right now for the tennis legend, who is arguably the nicest millionaire in the world.
When she’s not playing tennis, Naomi Osaka enjoys watching the show “Naruto.” One of the main characters on the popular show is Sakura, and Osaka recently showed off her love for her.
Naomi Osaka has pink hair
Naomi Osaka now has pink hair. She posted a selfie on Twitter of her new look with the caption, “Sakura could never lol.”
Jamaican Olympic legend Usain Bolt commented on Osaka’s picture by saying, “U wore it better @naomiosaka lol.” Osaka’s picture has gone viral on the internet, as several people are shocked she dyed her hair pink.
Not many people can pull this look off, but Osaka kills it. It helps that she’s naturally beautiful. Osaka’s rugged good looks and love of fashion helped her land a seven-figure brand ambassador deal with Louis Vuitton earlier this year.
Serena and Venus Williams are the only active female tennis players with more Grand Slams than Naomi Osaka. Serena is the greatest women’s tennis player of all time, but we are currently in the Osaka era.
Rapper Cordae didn’t know who he was going out with at first
Naomi Osaka is dating rapper Cordae. When the two went out on their first date at a LA Clippers game at Staples Center, Cordae had no idea Osaka was a famous tennis player.
“Yeah, at the time. It’s not my sport,” Cordae told GQ magazine. “If you asked me about tennis, before being immersed in it because of Naomi, I could only give you Venus and Serena Williams, you know? Because they’re just a part of the culture.”
Cordae is now a huge tennis fan because of Naomi Osaka. He famously went crazy after Osaka won the 2020 US Open in New York, as he was in the stands celebrating like a child.