Naomi Osaka

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Naomi Osaka
大坂 なおみ
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Full name Naomi Osaka
Country (sports)  Japan
Born (1997-10-16) 16 October 1997 (age 18)
Osaka, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $ 180,180
Career record 89–58
Career titles 0
Highest ranking 108 (1 February 2016)
Current ranking 112 (8 February 2016)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 3R (2016)
Wimbledon Q1 (2015)
US Open Q2 (2015)
Other tournaments
Tour Finals W (Rising Stars 2015)
Career record 1–7
Career titles 0
Highest ranking 1269 (1 December 2014)
Last updated on: 8 February 2016.

Naomi Osaka (Japanese: 大坂 なおみ; born 16 October 1997[1]) is a [2]Japanese tennis player.


Osaka was born in Osaka, Japan to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother.[3] On 1 February 2016, Osaka reached her best singles ranking of world number 108. On 1 December 2014, she peaked at world number 1269 in the doubles rankings.

Osaka made her main draw WTA tour debut at the 2014 Bank of the West Classic, having firstly entered the qualifying tournament and defeating Alla Kudryavtseva and Petra Martić for a spot in the main draw. She was then pitted against 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur and came from a set down to defeat the Australian in a match lasting two-and-a-half hours. It was Osaka's first ever main draw match win at the WTA level.[4]

During the 2015 WTA Finals she won the Rising Stars Invitational tournament.[5]

Career statistics[edit]

Grand Slam tournament performance timeline[edit]


Won tournament; reached the Finals; Semifinals; Quarterfinals; Rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; competed at a Round Robin stage; reached a Qualification Round; absent from tournament event; played in a Davis Cup or Fed Cup Zonal Group (with its number indication) or Play-off; won a Bronze, Silver (F or S) or Gold medal at the Olympics; a downgraded Masters Series/1000 tournament (Not a Masters Series); or a tournament that was Not Held in a given year.

To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated either at the conclusion of a tournament, or when the player's participation in the tournament has ended.

Tournament 2015 2016 SR W–L
Australian Open A 3R 0 / 1 2–1
French Open A 0 / 0 0–0
Wimbledon Q1 0 / 1 0–0
US Open Q2 0 / 1 0–0
Win–Loss 0–0 2–1 0 / 3 2–1

WTA finals[edit]

Singles: 1 (0–1)[edit]

Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 15 November 2015 Hua Hin, Thailand Hard Kazakhstan Yaroslava Shvedova 4–6, 7–6(10–8), 4–6

ITF finals[edit]

Singles: 4 (0–4)[edit]

$100,000 tournaments
$75,000 tournaments
$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$15,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (0–1)
Carpet (0–0)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Runner-up 1. 2 June 2013 El Paso, United States Hard United States Sanaz Marand 4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 2. 9 March 2014 Irapuato, Mexico Hard Netherlands Indy de Vroome 6–3, 4–6, 1–6
Runner-up 3. 3 May 2015 Gifu, Japan Hard China Zheng Saisai 6–3, 5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 4. 14 June 2015 Surbiton, United Kingdom Grass Russia Vitalia Diatchenko 6–7(5–7), 0–6


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