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Ten interesting facts you may not have known about Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka is one of the most famous and popular tennis players in the world. 

Winner of four Grand Slam titles, Osaka is known for her aggressive playing style and shy but determined personality. 

However, there are many interesting facts about Naomi Osaka's life and career that you may not know. Undecided since September 2022, she will not play in 2023 as she is pregnant.

In this article, we explore together some of the most interesting trivia about the Japanese champion.

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Origins and nationality
Naomi Osaka was born on October 16, 1997 in Osaka, Japan, to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother. Despite her Japanese nationality, she also has U.S. citizenship due to her childhood spent in the United States.
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Tennis family
Osaka comes from a family of tennis players. Her mother was a professional tennis player in Japan, while his father was an amateur tennis player in Haiti.
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Training in the United States
Naomi Osaka began training with her father, who was an avid tennis player, when she was still a child. Later, she moved to the United States to continue her tennis training.
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Her favorite song
Osaka revealed that her favorite song is "Unstoppable" by Sia. The song has become a kind of personal anthem for the Japanese tennis player, who often listens to it before matches.
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Passion for cooking
In addition to tennis, Naomi Osaka has a great passion for cooking. She loves experimenting with new recipes and has even stated that her dream would be to open a restaurant in the future.
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Phobias
Osaka has some interesting phobias. For example, she is afraid of butterflies and grasshoppers, and she also admitted to have had a social media phobia in the past.
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Her tennis idols
As a child, Naomi Osaka admired Japanese tennis players Kimiko Date and Ai Sugiyama. Now, however, she admires Serena Williams and Roger Federer.
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Her life philosophy 
Naomi Osaka has a very profound and inspiring life philosophy. She stated that her goal in life is "to inspire people and make a difference in the world."
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Charity work
In addition to tennis, Osaka is very involved in charity work. She has donated part of her earnings to organizations that support the fight against racism and social injustice.
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A big fan of video games
Naomi is also a big fan of video games, especially fighting games such as Tekken and Street Fighter.
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