Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka is a Japanese tennis player, considered one of the most talented players in the world. She rose to prominence in 2018 when she won the US Open, becoming the first Japanese tennis player to win a Grand Slam tournament. She later also won the Australian Open in 2019 and 2021, and the US Open 2020, confirming her skills and her position among the best players in the world. Beyond her successes on the court, Osaka has become an influential figure in the fight for social justice, using her platform to raise awareness about important issues such as racial brutality and injustice.

In 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 she was the highest-paid female athlete ever, earning $37, $60, $57.3 and $53.2 million respectively. On July 23, 2021, at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, she was the torchbearer who lit the Olympic brazier.