“As long as I can remember, people have struggled to define me. I've
 Never

Never
really fit into one description.”

As a multicultural, multiracial, Japanese-Haitian-American woman, Naomi represents the modern world on and off the courts.

She’s not just a tennis champion, but an entrepreneur, luminary and role model for young people across the globe. At three years old, Naomi and her family moved from Osaka to New York, before settling in Florida. Naomi and her sister began practicing tennis with their father by day and homeschooling by night. It wasn’t long before Naomi’s grasp of the game, powerful serve and strong forehand became impossible to ignore.

At three years old, Naomi and her family moved from Osaka to New York, before settling in Florida. Naomi and her sister began practicing tennis with their father by day and homeschooling by night. It wasn’t long before Naomi’s grasp of the game, powerful serve and strong forehand became impossible to ignore.

About Naomi

Meet Naomi’s manga
character

As children, manga (Japanese comic books) and anime were staples in Naomi and sister Mari’s lives. That’s why Naomi was delighted to learn she’s inspired a character in one of Nakayoshi magazine’s manga series called “Unrivaled Naomi Tenkaichi.” Her character, outfitted with electric pink hair, orange visor and a tennis racket, lives and thrives in a sports-oriented, sci-fi world.

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In 2013, Naomi went pro, representing her native Japan. Three years later, the Women’s Tennis Association named her “Newcomer of the Year.” 

In 2018, on the back of her first Tour title in Indian Wells, 20-year-old Naomi played her childhood idol Serena Williams in the US Open final. She bested the 23-time Grand Slam champion in a dramatic match that sealed her first major title. The following year, Naomi won the Australian Open, a victory that solidified her as the world’s No. 1, a first for any Asian player.

Meet Naomi’s manga

As children, manga (Japanese comic books) and anime were staples in Naomi and sister Mari’s lives. That’s why Naomi was delighted to learn she’s inspired a character in one of Nakayoshi magazine’s manga series called “Unrivaled Naomi Tenkaichi.” Her character, outfitted with electric pink hair, orange visor and a tennis racket, lives and thrives in a sports-oriented, sci-fi world.

She was just getting warmed up.
Today, she’s only the third person in history to have won all four of her first Grand Slam finals — winning the US Open and Australian Open twice.

At the US Open, Naomi sent a powerful message to the world of tennis and beyond. She wore seven face masks, each of them emblazoned with the name of a different Black American killed by police violence.

Naomi’s career catapulted her into instant stardom, where she now uses her platform not only to wow the world with exceptional tennis, but also to fight social inequity. 

2020 also cemented Naomi’s name in the fashion world. She appeared at New York Fashion Week for the first time, debuting a collection she co-designed with Japanese-American Designer ADEAM. The show garnered sparkling reviews from publications like Vogue and Women’s Wear Daily (WWD). In 2021, Naomi joined the Louis Vuitton family as a global ambassador.

Perennially in high demand, Naomi’s popping up everywhere from Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” to Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsperson of the Year,” plus appearances in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, and many more. She’s also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CBS This Morning, TODAY and Good Morning America (GMA). Her various partnerships include Nike, Mastercard, Beats, Nissan, PlayStation, Louis Vuitton and TAG Heuer. 

Perennially in high demand, Naomi’s popping up everywhere from Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” to Sports Illustrated’s “Sportsperson of the Year,” plus appearances in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure, and many more. She’s also appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, CBS This Morning, TODAY and Good Morning America (GMA). Her various partnerships include Nike, Mastercard, Beats, Nissan, PlayStation, Louis Vuitton and TAG Heuer. 

Naomi lives in Los Angeles, where she continues to captivate a global audience with her masterful tennis, clear convictions and multifaceted perspective.   

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