Naomi Osaka is one of the most spoken about players on the women’s circuit. Not only is the Japanese tennis player a champion on court, but she has made a huge impact on the society with her actions off court. Recently, Osaka lifted his fourth Grandslam title and second Australian Open title as she defeated Jennifer Brady in the finals.
Recently, Naomi Osaka gave her fans some more insight into her personal life as she revealed 25 things about herself in an interview to US Magazine. The Japanese star revealed that her favorite vacation period is Christmas, and she plans to go to Hawaii in the near future.
Naomi Osaka has always been vocal about social issues and played a huge role in bringing the Black Lives Matter Movement to the tennis arena. When asked about her biggest fear, Osaka said that she never wanted to disappoint people. “My biggest fear is disappointing people,” Osaka said.
Naomi Osaka speaks on her US Open experience
Naomi Osaka revealed that playing at US Open is her favorite tennis memory. She has won two US Open titles so far, with the first one coming in 2018 when she defeated her childhood idol, Serena Williams in the final. Last year, she defeated Victoria Azarenka in a three-set thriller in the finals to lift his third Grandslam title.
“My favorite tennis memories [are] probably all the U.S. Opens I’ve competed in. [There’s] something about being in New York — it’s just a cool atmosphere,” Osaka said.
It is no secret that Naomi Osaka is a huge admirer of Serena Williams, and even idolized her while growing up. She revealed that she had posters of Serena Williams and Billie Jean King all over her room while growing up. Speaking about acquiring a new skill, Osaka revealed that she wanted to learn to play the guitar.