How Naomi Osaka Became Great
By: Christian Yang
Did you know that Naomi Osaka 大坂なおみ's father was inspired to teach her by watching the Williams sisters during the 1999 French Open?
"The blueprint was already there. I just had to follow it" is what her father said in regards to the Williams sisters and how they became the world's best.
Naomi would grow up idolizing Serena and would eventually beat her in the 2018 U.S. Open.
Naomi is now the first to win consecutive Grand Slam singles titles since Serena Williams in 2015 and she also became the first Asian player to be ranked No. 1 in the world in singles.