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Naomi Osaka Reveals Which Country She'll Play For in the Olympics!

Naomi Osaka is on the cover of Allure‘s August 2019 issue, out on newsstands on July 23.

Here’s what the 21-year-old tennis star had to say…

On which country­­—she played for Japan on WTA tours, but lives in the United States, and currently has dual citizenship—she will play for in the Olympics: “Definitely my intention is to play for Japan.”

On the physical toll tennis has taken: “I wake up in the morning and all of my bones crack. I don’t think that’s normal.”

On not considering herself better than any other tennis player at her level: “There’s a certain point where talent isn’t useful anymore, and from there you’ve just got to want to win more than everyone else. I think that’s something I noticed from an early age, so that’s what I’ve been fortunate with.”

For more from Naomi, head to Allure.com.

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Naomi Osaka Wins Australian Open, Earns No. 1 World Ranking!

Naomi Osaka poses for a photo with the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup after winning the Women’s Singles Final match during the 2019 Australian Open on Saturday (January 26) at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia.

The 21-year-old Japanese tennis player defeated Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova in the finals to win her second Grand Slam tournament in a row.

Naomi defeated Serena Williams at the U.S. Open last year. She is now ranked number one in the world!

“I had dreams that I would win this tournament,” Naomi said during a press conference (via ESPN). “Every time I have a dream, somehow I accomplish it. Still, I feel like it’s a very strange moment, like it’s not necessarily real.”

Naomi is also the first woman to win back-to-back grand slam tournaments since Serena did it back in 2015!

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Ellen DeGeneres Helps Connect Naomi Osaka with Her Celeb Crush, Michael B Jordan, Through Her Twitter Trolling!

Michael B. Jordan seems to have asked Naomi Osaka out and it’s all because of Ellen DeGeneres!

If you don’t know, the 21-year-old tennis star, who won the US Open in women’s singles this year, went on Ellen‘s show after the win and revealed she has a huge crush on Michael!

Well, on October 16, Naomi‘s birthday, Ellen tweeted Naomi a photo of shirtless Michael as a present.

Later, Michael actually ended up replying with a different, more recent shirtless photo!

“This one is better and more recent. LOL 😂 Happy Belated Bday Naomi. But seriously I want to invite you to the Creed 2 premiere as a bday present,” he posted. Naomi quickly accepted, writing, “LOL what is going on 💀😂??? Thanks for the bday wishes, If you’re serious I would totally want to go.”

Click inside to see the full exchange…More Here! »

Naomi Osaka Opens Up About Defeating Serena Williams at U.S. Open - Watch!

Naomi Osaka is opening up about her win!

The 20-year-old U.S. Open winner and first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam singles title appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Wednesday (September 12).

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Naomi Osaka

Naomi opened up about defeating Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final and the controversial match. She revealed she was practicing her victory speech when she put the towel over her head after she won.

She also shared what Serena whispered to her when she received the trophy.

Naomi also talked about what she would do with her $3.8 million prize money! Plus, Ellen has a surprise for her…

Watch below!


Ellen Plays Matchmaker for U.S. Open Champion Naomi Osaka and Michael B. Jordan
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Serena Williams Slams Umpire for Accusing Her of Cheating at U.S. Open Women's Finals 2018

Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka came face to face at the 2018 U.S. Open Women’s Singles Finals on Saturday afternoon (September 8) at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Queens, New York.

The 36-year-old tennis star and the 20-year-old tennis player from Japan hit the courts in what resulted in a very controversial match.

Serena was accused of receiving coaching tips from her coach – and the head umpire took a match point from her. She then slammed the racket into the ground and received another penalty.

Serena then demanded the umpire give her an apology as she called him a “thief” for “stealing a point” from her – which the umpire said was “verbal abuse,” resulting in Serena losing a game point.

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then won the finals in 2-1 games. This is her first time winning a Grand Slam title.

Congrats Naomi!