Naomi Osaka is back on the cover of a magazine, on Vogue, to be precise. The young Japanese star has returned to talk about her on her social profiles, to promote the latest issue of the Japanese version of Vogue. At the Roland Garros 2021 Osaka had announced that she would not attend press conferences to preserve mental health, sparking great controversy, but also finding a lot of solidarity from colleagues and other stars.
Fined $ 15,000, at risk of disqualification at Roland Garros and in subsequent Grand Slams in the event of a repeat offense, the Japanese dropped out of the tournament. We have to recall that Osaka inon she played at Wimbledon 2021.
She should come back for Tokyo Olympics 2021. In the announcement of the retirement you spoke of her depression, and this has also greatly softened the subsequent tones of the French Federation, which organizes Roland Garros, and of the other Grand Slam tournaments.
In the cover story of Vogue Japan, Osaka poses in Nike sportswear, her technical sponsor, and luxury clothes by Louis Vuitton. We have to recall that Osaka inon she played at Wimbledon 2021. Naomi has received many messages of support on social media for Vogue photos: for example from Venus Williams and rapper Saweetie.
Naomi Osaka's career
Over the course of her career she has won seven WTA titles out of eleven finals played, winning four Grand Slam tournaments: the US Open in 2018 and 2020 and the Australian Open in 2019 and 2021.
Following her first Australian success, on January 28th. 2019 became the first Asian to reach the first place in the world ranking. She was the first Japanese to win a Grand Slam title and the third in the Open era to qualify for the WTA Finals.
In 2020 she is indicated by Forbes magazine as the richest sportswoman in the world, with 37.4 million dollars collected in 2019 between prizes and sponsorships, surpassing the record held by Maria Sharapova (29.7 million dollars in 2015) and ousting Serena Williams who led the ranking for four years.
In the combined men's/ women's ranking you occupied the twenty-ninth position, surpassed by the Big Three of men's tennis Roger Federer (first), Novak Dokovic (twenty-third) and Rafael Nadal (twenty-seventh).