Naomi Osaka is one of the highest-paid athletes in the last 12 months. The Japanese player, who has won two Major titles so far in her career, will buy a Los Angeles home from singer and actor Nick Jonas for $6.9 million, according to Variety.
The property is a stunning one, surrounded by mountains, featuring a fireplace, a gym, dining area, walls of glass and extending over 4,000 square feet. Osaka is still focused on tennis and she feels confident about her chances at the China Open in Beijing: "I feel like for me, as long as I'm confident in my abilities, it works out fine.
I don't know. I tend to fix things during the matches when I play well. I'm just kind of counting on that, which may end up being my downfall. For right now it seems to be working fine." On the expectations around her, the 22-year-old said: "Technically, you're supposed to want to win every match.
But I don't feel that sort of fire in every match I play. It comes sometimes, certain tournaments. I just feel like I need to figure out a way to turn that on all the time, which maybe wouldn't make it as special or as dominating.
Yeah, for sure it's something that I've noticed." Osaka will face American Alison Riske on Thursday, trying to reach the China Open quarter-finals. She will end her season at the WTA Finals in Shenzhen if she qualifies.