Naomi Osaka: 'No one will be prouder than me when I compete for Japan'
‘No one will be prouder than me when I compete for Japan in the Olympics’, says Naomi Osaka
World No. 2 Naomi Osaka has spoken of the pride she will feel when representing Japan at the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer.
The 23-year-old star – who has a Japanese mother and a Haitian father – discussed her life and upbringing in a piece she wrote for Nikkei Asia.
“Since I have spent a lot of time in Japan in my teens and early adult life, those memories are clearer than my early childhood,” Osaka said.
“It’s a bit more difficult to go out publicly in Japan than it used to be. So sometimes I disguise myself in a cap and wig.
“I give credit equally to all those cultures for shaping me into the person I am today. I credit my Japanese side for my discipline, good manners, cleanliness and sense of style. My mom’s work ethic, working two jobs a day to support my tennis, has rubbed off on me too.
“My American side has allowed me to …
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