Osaka News

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Congrats.
 

oldmanfan

Legend
Bad loss today but she seems to be taking it pretty well. A bit emotional here which confirms that she is a shy one and doesn't like the attention from being a superstar. Still, she'll have to get used to it bc it comes with being #1. Not a bad problem to have imo ;).

 

greenjam

New User
I feel like Naomi needs to take a break from looking at her social media.
I think she has read a lot of the reaction to her split from Sascha and as a young 21 year old, she is taking it way too personally and it's clouding her head.
Stuff seems to weigh heavy on Naomi and all this stuff adding to it isn't going to help her going forward.

Being world no 1 is another added pressure to everything else.
You know, it would be great for Naomi if a retired former world no 1 player reached out, privately, and for her to hear from someone who has lived it.
Maybe Steffi and Andre could adopt her for a few weeks before IW and Miami.
 
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Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
“Maybe Steffi and Andre could adopt her for a few weeks before IW and Miami.”

Aggasi is already coaching Gigior Dimitrov!
 
Another Serena's ex hitting partner is joining Osaka's camp, Jermaine Jenkins.

All of the people in Osaka's camp has been working with Serena at one point or another. Maybe Mouratoglou next lol.
 

a10best

Legend
There are so many other up & coming young players to be their hitting partner. Oh, but Naomi is No. 1 and he was working with No. 1's so there's the connection.
 
I'm not sure what it means, but I think it's nice that these younger people are getting the opportunity to be head coach to a pro.

I think she doesn't travel with a coach and a hitting partner. She hits with Sacha unlike other WTA Pros that has hitting partner and a coach.
She likes them to play together with her.
 

Harry_Wild

G.O.A.T.
World No.1 Naomi Osaka made headlines when she announced that she hired Jermaine Jenkins as her new head coach as she gears up for her title defense at Indian Wells. For Jenkins, it is the next step on the path from collegiate star to celebrated hitting partner to top-tier coach.

34-year-old Jenkins broke through at Clemson University from 2003 to 2007, earning All-American and team MVP honors and serving as the team captain. Clemson participated in the NCAA tournament during his entire tenure at the university.

https://www.wtatennis.com/news/jermaine-jenkins-college-champ-osakas-new-coach
 

-NN-

G.O.A.T.
That whole Tsitsipas-Osaka dialogue over twitter/insta, with Tsitsipas sharing the conversation presumably without permission and then claiming his accounts were hacked...

Yeah, that was weird. The actual conversation was cute tho.


Bad form from Stefanos if he is responsible for sharing DMs and even worse if the cover up story is a lie, no?
 
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Our local paper published an article today about her coaching journey. Some guys angry, others more supportive.

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/fl-sp-hyde-naomi-osaka-20190316-story.html
WOW! That explains a lot! The RICHARD WILLIAMS MODEL TO FAME AND WEALTH--Step #1 : make babies; Step #2 : beg, and borrow your way to the top--Step #3 : move to Boca, and forget about the little people who got you there--what a country!--not sayin' it's easy, but it is a viable business model. Did the sisters go to school, or were they only schooled on the courts? I guess mom Osaka is on board with the results now--what a journey, from no dining room table to breakfast in bed!
 
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Luka888

Professional
I don't know what she is talking about. Kids now? Now, she is a mother Theresa. wow. 'I love the fact that kids all over the world love me', sorry ... hilarious :laughing:

What's next? Oh, yes, the social media. Great. Does she want to be with Stefanos? Does she want to be alone or in love :unsure:. Tsitsi is as silly as she is. Maybe they could make a great couple .................. Love novel, drama :p.

Ladies on TTW please explain this to me. Maybe I will get loved again :eek:
 

TnsGuru

Professional
I'm a little surprised Uniqlo didn't hit her up for endorsements. I guess they didn't have much left to offer after giving RF 300 M.
 
I'm a little surprised Uniqlo didn't hit her up for endorsements. I guess they didn't have much left to offer after giving RF 300 M.

Uniqlo sponsored athletes (6) are all male. They have to create a sport line for women which they did not have.
Adam Scott sell their Polos and slack and their tennis athletes (Roger, Gordon, Singo and Kei) are all boost their sport lines.
They did featured ballerina Polina Semionova but they already has the Airism bra top and ultra stretch jeans for her to promote.
 
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brian anderson

Semi-Pro
WOW! That explains a lot! The RICHARD WILLIAMS MODEL TO FAME AND WEALTH--Step #1 : make babies; Step #2 : beg, and borrow your way to the top--Step #3 : move to Boca, and forget about the little people who got you there--what a country!--not sayin' it's easy, but it is a viable business model. Did the sisters go to school, or were they only schooled on the courts? I guess mom Osaka is on board with the results now--what a journey, from no dining room table to breakfast in bed!
why don’t they throw some cash back to these coaches that invested in them for free when they were broke? remember where u came from
 

Raiden

Hall of Fame
I'm a little surprised Uniqlo didn't hit her up for endorsements.
Uniqlo did try.

But we're talking about Nike here. If Nike badly wants a player then they can outbid anyone's offer. And have constantly done so in the past (like when they snatched Serena from Puma or McEnroe from Sergio Tacchini
 
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