Photo: Naomi Osaka shares what she found during visit to bookstore with Shai

Osaka wanted to buy Shai a book when she noticed something hers.

by Dzevad Mesic
Photo: Naomi Osaka shares what she found during visit to bookstore with Shai
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Naomi Osaka took to Instagram to reveal that she stumbled upon her own children's book while visiting a bookstore with her baby daughter Shai. Osaka, 26, released her first children's book last year. In July, Osaka announced the birth of her first child, Shai.

During the weekend, Osaka took Shai to a bookstore to get buy her baby some books. In the bookstore, Osaka noticed her books on the shelf and she absolutely loved it. "Went to Barnes and Noble yesterday to get books for Shai and I saw my book," Osaka captioned her Instagram Story.

Naomi Osaka in a bookstore© Naomi Osaka - Instagram

Osaka released her first book last December

As a kid, Osaka experienced poverty and many challenges. Still, Osaka fought and accomplished her dream of becoming a tennis player.

When releasing her book, Osaka's goal was to inspire kids all over the world to believe that anything is possible with the right mindset. "I hope this book inspires kids to chase their dreams and encourages them to believe they can do anything they put their minds to.

This book holds an extra special place in my heart as a portion of the proceeds will go to my foundation @playacademynaomi which works to support young girls in sport," Osaka announced last December on Instagram. Meanwhile, four-time Grand Slam champion Osaka is preparing to return to tennis at the start of the 2024 season in Brisbane.

When Osaka returns, she will aim to do huge things. "She’s super motivated and I’m super pumped to help her. She inspires the whole team with this champion mindset: she just wants to go for it. I’m hoping her opponents will read this and get a little bit afraid of her!

Where she is today is what makes working with her so inspiring. She wants to get back to world No 1, she wants to win Grand Slams," Osaka's performance coach Florian Zitzelsberger told Tennis Channel.

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