Naomi Osaka and her Academy for girls



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Naomi Osaka and her Academy for girls

Naomi Osaka after winning the Australian Open 2021, after becoming an icon for fans and brands, after Black Lives Matter, has already inspired millions of people.
The four-time Grand Slam champion is a role model for young women all over the world: she decided to create a way that assists girls in sport.

She said, as we can read to EssentiallySports: "I can't imagine what my life would be like without tennis, so I decided to start a project called Play Academy with Naomi Osaka. Our goal is to inspire girls to stay in sport by giving them the tools, resources, and inspiration needed to stay motivated.

We are currently focused on activating in Japan, but I have ambitious goals for the project."

Naomi Osaka and the inclusion of girls in sports

The project will focus on encouraging girls to stay in sport, starting in Japan and then spreading across the globe.

Considering his activities for social inclusion, we have to recall that Naomi Osaka, some days ago, talked about Yoshiro Mori, former Japanese premier and president of the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee, who in recent days has done nothing short of discussing with some of his statements.

Mori said: "Boards with many women take a long time because they have a hard time getting their speeches done." Words that provoked the immediate reaction of the three-time Grand Slam champion, not new to exposing herself to socially sensitive issues.

She said: "These are the words of an ignorant person. I would like to know the reasoning behind these words, whoever makes such statements should know what you are talking about." Over the course of her career she has won seven WTA titles out of eleven finals played, four of which are Grand Slam tournaments: she boasts the victory of two US Open in 2018 and 2020 and two Australian Open in 2019 and 2021.

following the first Australian success, on 28 January 2019 it also reached the first place in the world ranking for the first time. Naomi was the first ever Japanese athlete to win a Grand Slam title, the third in the Open Era to qualify for the WTA Finals in 2018 and the first Asian ever to reach the top of the WTA rankings.

Over the course of her career she has won seven WTA titles out of eleven finals played, four of which are Grand Slam tournaments: she boasts the victory of two US Open in 2018 and 2020 and two Australian Open in 2019 and 2021.

Following the first Australian success, on 28 January 2019 it also reached the first place in the world ranking for the first time. Naomi was the first ever Japanese athlete to win a Grand Slam title, the third in the Open Era to qualify for the WTA Finals in 2018 and the first Asian ever to reach the top of the WTA rankings.

In the final ranking of the highest paid sportsmen she occupies the twenty-ninth position, surpassed by the Big Three of men's tennis: Roger Federer (first), Novak Đoković (twenty-third) and Rafael Nadal (twenty-seventh).