Naomi Osaka bought a share of North Carolina Courage. The Japanese decided to invest in Steve Malik's club, who he said: "No one better than Osaka can help us grow our community and inspire the next generation of women."
The club has won the last two NWSL championships and finished second in 2017. Osaka said about this new adventure: "I have been waiting to join the NWLS for a long time, with the aim of promoting women's football and also as an investment because I see it growing rapidly.
I love that young female players can now look to professional football as a realistic opportunity. Sports career. When I was younger I thought that only in tennis and golf could a career be made. I will focus on how to grow the brand, promote women's sport, encourage the next generation of athletes and how to address social issues.
who invested in me growing up made me who I am today, I don't know where I would be without them. Throughout my career I have always received so much love from my colleagues, that's why I am proud to tell you that I am an owner of the North Carolina Courage."
Naomi Osaka in Adelaide
In a day full of performances, in Adelaide, the great protagonists of ATP and WTA Tours such as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka are finally back on the court, with the crowd filling the stands of the stadium.
In the women's exhibition, Serena Williams beat Naomi Osaka, a great rival in recent years, in the super tiebreak of the third set. The match ended with the final result of 6-2 2-6 10-7. The two tenists both showed excellent form, alternating super shots with some mistakes.
But both seem ready to play the highly anticipated Australian Open in Melbourne, which will begin on February 8th, with the likely presence of the crowd in the stands of the courts. We have to recall that in the other challenge, Simona Halep beat the home star Ashleigh Barty with the final score of 3-6 6-1 10-8 in three sets, again after the super tie-break.
The women who have invested in me growing up made me who I am today, I don’t know where I would be without them. Throughout my career I’ve always received so much love from my fellow female athletes so that’s why I am proud to share that I am now a owner of @TheNCCourage ⚽️❤️ pic.twitter.com/Iz0YcVvOqz — NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) January 28, 2021