Tennis superstars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal announce they have jointly donated Aus$250,000 (US$172,000) for Australian bushfire relief at a charity fundraiser in smoggy Melbourne. They were joined by a who's who of the tennis world, including Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Novak Djokovic, Naomi Osaka, Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Naomi Osaka chooses Japanese Citizenship for 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The tennis star has decided to represent Japan over the U.S. in the upcoming games. Osaka, who was born in Japan but raised in the U.S., holds dual citizenship to both countries. Japan requires those with dual citizenship to relinquish one before turning 22. I think I will be able to put more of my emotion into it by playing for the pride of the country. , Naomi Osaka, via NHK. The 2020 Summer Olympics kick off on July 24
The prospect of a Naomi Osaka-Serena Williams U.S. Open final rematch that hung tantalizingly over the year's final Grand Slam disappeared on Monday with Swiss Belinda Bencic the spoiler by claiming a 7-5 6-4 fourth-round win over the Japanese holder.
According to ‘Forbes,’ Naomi Osaka earned a total of $24.3 million over the last year.Osaka was only out-earned by fellow tennis veteran Serena Williams, who pulled in $29.2 million, .making her the world’s highest-paid female athletes for the fourth year in a row. .An estimated $16 million of Osaka’s earnings came from endorsements with MasterCard, Nissan,Procter & Gamble and All Nippon Airways.