Naomi Osaka is currently coached by Wim Fissette. Fissette, a highly regarded coach on the women’s tour has been coaching Osaka since late 2019. He previously coached Kim Clijsters, Victoria Azarenka, Simona Halep, and Angelique Kerber.
Osaka was previously coached by Sascha Bajin. Osaka terminated that coaching relationship despite winning two grand slam titles with Bajin. She was also briefly coached by Jermaine Jenkins.
Osaka is the highest-paid athlete in the world. She grew up in the US but decided to represent Japan, where she was born. Osaka lit the Olympic cauldron at the opening ceremony at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Naomi Osaka has used her status as a top tennis play to promote social justice and bring awareness to mental health issues. She withdrew from the 2021 French Open and Wimbledon after refusing to attend post-match press conferences to protect her mental health.