Naomi Osaka Parents

Last Modified Jan 13, 2024 17:12 GMT
Naomi Osaka Parents
Naomi Osaka ahead of the 2024 Australian Open


Naomi Osaka, born on 16 October 1997, is a Japanese professional tennis player with 7 career titles. She won 4 Grand Slams in total, and was the first woman to win successive Grand Slam singles titles since Serena Wiliams in 2015. A phenomenal baseliner who blows hot on the court and is supremely cool off the court, Osaka is a former World No.1 in the WTA. She is particularly strong on hard courts, which are balanced for her game-style. The 26-year-old has found difficulties on clay, which requires a lot of change of pace and sliding' as well as grass wherein her strokes are met with pace.


Born in Osaka, Japan, Naomi Osaka started playing tennis at the age of 3. Despite moving to the USA and drawing inspiration from the Williams sisters from the early stages of her tennis journey, Osaka and her family decided that she would represent Japan professionally. After turning pro in 2013, she won her first Grand Slam by defeating the mighty Serena Williams at the 2018 US Open. Between 2018 and 2021, Osaka won singles titles every year, within which she was also named one of Sports Illustrated's Sportspersons of the Year. As of January 2024, Naomi Osaka is being coached by Wim Fissette.


Who Are Naomi Osaka’s Parents?

Naomi Osaka is the second child of parents Leonard Francois and Tamaki Osaka. The couple has 2 daughters and now the family resides in Beverly Hills, United States of America. Naomi Osaka gave back her US citizenship to play for her mother country, Japan as exhorted by her parents. Later she got a handful of supporters from the country. Even after her 2020 Tokyo Olympics defeat, she stood as the proud representative of her country, having lit the Olympic cauldron.


Who is Naomi Osaka’s Father?

Naomi Osaka Parents
Naomi Osaka with her father


Naomi Osaka's father is Leonard Francois from Haiti, age estimated to be around in his 40s. He is a tennis coach by profession, and also the former guide to his own daughter. Since the late 1990s, Francois wanted both his daughters to emulate Venus and Serena Williams, and decided to get them into tennis. Francois always opted to stand abaft the lines of his daughter’s match, emboldening and guiding her on the right path. "I think he might take long walks because maybe my matches stress him out." Naomi Osaka once said about her father.


Who is Naomi Osaka’s Mother?

Naomi Osaka Parents
Naomi Osaka with her mother


Tamaki Osaka, mother of Naomi Osaka, is a Japanese woman who spent her life fighting for liberation to make her own decisions. She was born in Nemuro, the easternmost city on Japan's northern island. She always profoundly relished her daughter and gave hands to every step they climbed, not just in tennis but also in other decisions. She is an author of Japanese books. “Growing up, I saw my mother work incredibly hard to support me and my passion for play. She always put others first and encouraged me to embrace my diversity.” Naomi Osaka commented on a sentimental note.


Are Naomi Osaka's Parents Still Together?

As per reports, there is no concrete evidence to go against the fact that Naomi Osaka's parents are still together. Leonard Francois and Tamaki Osaka first met when he was in college, and she was doing high school. They both met and fell in love when Francois visited Hokkaido as a college student. The lovely couple had a 2-year-long secret relationship that Tamaki’s family had no clue about.

FAQs

Naomi Osaka's parents are Tamari Osaka and Leonard Francois.

As of January 2024, Naomi Osaka has an estimated net worth of $50 million.

Naomi Osaka is 5'11" tall, or 180 cm.

No, Naomi Osaka represents Japan (her birthplace) and not USA (her residence).

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