Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka – 2017 WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party – Arrivals – Kensington Roof Gardens, 99 Kensington High Street – London, UK – Photo Credit: Landmark / PR Photos

Birth Name: Naomi Osaka 大坂 なおみ

Place of Birth: Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan

Date of Birth: 16 October, 1997

Ethnicity:
*African-Haitian (father)
*Japanese (mother)

Naomi Osaka is a Japanese professional tennis player.

She is the daughter of Tamaki Osaka and Leonard “San” François. Her father is Haitian and her mother is Japanese. Her parents decided that their daughter go with Tamaki’s maiden name as it was more practical for living in Japan. However, Naomi and her family relocated to the U.S., when she was three years old, and she grew up in Florida.

Naomi has limited Japanese language ability. In Japanese interviews, the interviewer often asks questions in simple Japanese, to which Naomi only gives brief answers in the casual form of the language.

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