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Naomi Osaka shares Instagram update about her birthday gifts

Naomi Osaka with her 2021 Australian Open trophy
Naomi Osaka with her 2021 Australian Open trophy
Rohit R
ANALYST

Naomi Osaka, who celebrated her 24th birthday last month, took to Instagram on Tuesday to show some of the gifts she received on the special day. First up was a PlayStation, which is perfect for the four-time Grand Slam winner's gaming interests.

Sony PlayStation 5 received by the tennis star
Sony PlayStation 5 received by the tennis star

Osaka's keenness for gaming is an open secret, and she was one of the stars that was involved in the promotional campaign for the PS5 last year. The Japanese also recently made her debut on the live streaming platform Twitch, where she documents her gaming journey.

Another gift that Naomi Osaka received was a pair of shoes from Louis Vuitton's latest collection. The 24-year-old became a brand ambassador for the iconic luxury fashion house earlier this year.

That was a good period for Osaka, as she had just won her fourth Grand Slam title at the Australian Open. The Japanese built on that to put together a 23-match winning streak, which ended in the quarterfinals of the Miami Open.

The latest shoes from Louis Vuitton
The latest shoes from Louis Vuitton

Naomi Osaka shares update on Twitter too

Naomi Osaka at the 2021 Miami Open
Naomi Osaka at the 2021 Miami Open

Naomi Osaka's recent Twitter update created quite a buzz in the tennis community due to its cryptic nature.

The Japanese wrote, "I am not making excuses for people anymore." But since the tweet wasn't directed at anyone in particular, it's hard to know what it was about.

I am not making excuses for people anymore.

Osaka is currently on her second hiatus of the season following her early exit at the US Open. Given her tumultuous year, her fans can only hope this tweet isn't indicative of some personal struggle.

Osaka's mental health issues were in the news for a majority of the season, and they impacted her on-court performances as well. The 24-year-old is yet to announce when she will return to competitive action, even as her Australian Open title defense looms large.


Edited by Sanjay Rajan
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