Naomi Osaka

Naomi Osaka's dominance over Serena Williams in the women's finals at the 2018 U.S. Open is reaping huge financial rewards for the star from Japan. Adidas ripped up Naomi's old contract and rewarded her with a $10 million per year deal!

According to News.com.au, the $10 million per year deal is the third richest sponsorship deal in women's tennis and the most money Adidas has ever paid to a female tennis player.

Naomi also took home $3.85 million in prize money for winning the U.S. Open.

She leaps over Caroline Wozniacki into the second spot on Forbes' list of highest paid female athletes.

Naomi's Adidas contract was set to expire at the end of 2018, but the sportswear giant moved quickly to keep the 20-year-old phenom under contract for years to come.

The rising superstar also has sponsorship deals with Japanese sporting equipment manufacturer Yonex and other companies.

Naomi's immediate plans are to travel home to her native Japan to visit relatives and friends and spend some of her hard earned cash.

Photos by Alex Pantling/Getty Images, Instagram.com/@NaomiOsakaTennis

  • Trace da Ace

    well good for her...

  • FukkFolks2018

    Kudos to her!

  • CrunchyBlack1

    so the nissin sponsorship aint lowkey racist???

  • Kanyade

    congrats!

  • Miss Thang

    That's a hard 20...anyway, I'm very happy for her.

  • WhoKnew

    She's probably in the sun a lot and the sun ages the skin very quickly.

  • WhoKnew

    Congrats to her. She probably has a bright future in tennis.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Pretty self ........ Finally a write up worth reading about her ... Congrats https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/520deb0edf82fd2f10f4236d48983582a2ccdd879e3fec8d0d3203fe946fd0b9.gif

  • Coco Mcluvin

    Hard work pays off! Congratulations!

  • Truth Or Die

    The brothers that founded both Adidas and Puma were Nazi soldiers, interesting how this is almost never bought up especially in this so-called "woke" era

  • CrunchyBlack1

    adidas made the shoes for jessie ownes to wear, with hitler watching tho

  • hi-liter

    Sak Pase Naomi......grew up on Nike, Reebok, Tretorn…..started loving Adidas as an adult. I thought Adidas always sponsored her as she is always in Adidas.

  • Pitty Patty

    They are really trying to pit this girl against Serena.

    I see ya'll.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Congrats to her!

  • hi-liter

    What racist about it? Ain't Nissan Japanese?

  • ALLMINE?

    Lol. I knooooooooo

  • dru and neil

    Good for her!

  • Kimocha

    Serena might as well pass the crown on over to Osaka and retire.... I say it's about that time... She's been VERY successful throughout her career and has even broken records and has done it all... Nobody can never say she wasn't the isht in her field....She maybe even the G.O.A.T of women professional tennis .... BUT now is the time to settle down and be a mother and a wife....Just Do It Serena!

  • shelly

    How did she get such a big deal with this one major win? Makes no sense

  • what?why

    She did whip Serena's butt, which was in the process of happening before all the drama. Ah, youth!

  • Jussjess25

    People like to look at her brown skin and black/jap features and act like she not black. She is just another black women who excelled in a sport. I celebrate her nontheless.

  • Jussjess25

    Girl stfu . That sounds stupid

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly

  • CrunchyBlack1

    its a Philippine company, but it just seems kinda racist to me.

  • Jussjess25

    ??????

  • Rhyme and Reason

    This is a bit premature, while Naomi was a BEAST on court, loved how she played with Madison Keys, but the road ahead for any athlete is match by match, season by season (injuries, wins, losses).

    Sloane Stephens was the last one designated to replace Serena, and they both still co-exist!

    Why can't they both play, do we ask white female athletes or entertainers to retire when they're still winning?

  • Ebony Starr

    She leaps over Caroline Wozniacki into the second spot on Forbes’ list of highest paid female athletes.
    ______________________
    Wozniacki only has one major also.

  • hi-liter

    So you meant Nissin and not the car company Nissan?

  • Rhyme and Reason

    What it does is put extra pressure on her. But, I'm sure she'll process all of this, and make her loot, and stay focused!

    Big Congrats to my Haitian Japanese sister!

    Sharapova [got really rich off of her endorsement deals] is still their pick, but they'll take Osaka because she's biracial!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I hope this helps people and Naomi move on from this media-driven scandal/controversy, and she enjoy her win with many more to come!

    The girl can play!

  • Renee26

    Get money!!

  • Tammie Reed

    Well alright! Congrats to her, she is a cutie!

  • Rayne

    Alright alright alright! That’s what’s up! Congratulations! Pretty girl!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    But didn't Naomi beat Serena earlier this year as well? I could be wrong so please correct me if I am indeed wrong.

  • Dowoop

    They give her 10 now so that by the time she realize what shes worth and before other companies start courting her she already signed their contract.

  • Ryan

    I feel bad for her, they're trying to erase her Haitian identity even on Wikipedia and her win's being overshadowed by blood-thirsty dogs - oops, I mean haters - obsessed with trying to tear down Serena. Best of luck to her.

  • KcoolMuziq

    She's DROP DEAD gorgeous.

  • Coy little wink

    Ok Naomi ?....now lemme hold something ?

    So cute...and that blue ?

  • CrunchyBlack1

    yeah the noodle company

  • Ryan

    That's like telling Lebron to retire the first time the Cavs lost the finals, LOL!!

  • Dowoop

    Most athletes look older than they are.

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    She's super cute! Congratulations, girl!

  • Itzgoingdown

    Pretty sure Serena's husband (or whoever is with her her) is getting the brunt of her anger right now. Poor guy.....

  • SumthinSweeter

    Good for her. Let her get her shine on.

  • tia

    cute young lady! Good for you:)

  • SumthinSweeter

    Lol, they may try but unless someone is "legally blind" then they know this child is obviously biracial.

  • hi-liter

    Okay, never heard of it.

  • Trace da Ace

    I loovveee their noodles tho...I always cop them at Krogers!

  • TMW

    OT: Sandra, interesting. Can we get a post on the Georgia school that is introducing paddling as punishment?

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/09/12/paddling-school-georgia-charter-spank-students/1276729002/

  • Kimocha

    I agree with you... However I just figured she has already done it ALL and how they tryna tarnish and ruin her image and all... And she's a new mother and new wife... Ijs

  • CrunchyBlack1

    the red emblem is partially covered up on the top....you never heard of oodle of noodles? maruchan or nissin top ramen brand?

  • Soda

    Well, her daddy started it by deciding it was better for her to use his wife's last name rather than his.

  • the guest

    They are using this sweet child as a pawn to erase Serena with a more palatable "black" face of women's tennis. My heart breaks for Serena. She's given and brought so much to the tennis world and they repay her with evil every step of the way.

  • CrunchyBlack1

    hopefully you not using that whole packet of seasoning lol

  • Trace da Ace

    lol.... (hangs head low)...yes...yes I do....AND I add some hot sauce ....xtra hawt sauce...lol.... Texas Pete and Sriracha....

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Lots of changes going on in Georgia Atlanta to be specific.... dad getting thier right to see their kids a lot more easier than it used to be, and paying single mothers cash so thier sons can get mentors due to the high level of juvenile males killing people

  • Honeybun3757

    You right. She beat Serena earlier this year in Miami.

  • TriniHarlem

    I'm going to hold my mule on this young lady. Hopefully she recognizes game. All I got until further notice

  • the guest
  • the guest
  • deadellamore

    I don't think she will ever shine brighter than Serena but good luck.

  • Jesse

    You sound absolutely ridiculous. Why should she retire when she's making Grand slam final after Grand slam final. Players play tennis for yrs, and they can't even make it pass the second round.

  • Miss Thang

    yea :/

  • MoniquetheGeek

    And she's a new mother and new wife
    ______________
    That's sexism. The same wouldn't be said about a new husband and new father.

  • the guest

    Kimocha • 42 minutes ago
    Serena might as well pass the crown on over to Osaka and retire.

    *****

    That's exactly what the racist world of tennis want people to think and say against Serena. The programming and conditioning of racism.

  • the guest

    Serena will secure her 24th and the 25th Grand Slam and retire with the ante upped for generations to come.

  • Jesse

    Exactly!

  • Kimocha

    Ok... OK... Everybody is attacking me!... Saying that I'm ridiculous and I need to stfu... So I won't say anything else about it!... Sorry I said anything and had an opinion of my own... Ya'll won!

  • hi-liter

    LOL....I eat the Maruchan brand....beef flavor.

  • the guest

    Sloane Stephens is too black. The racist tennis world wants to replace Serena with a lesser black and more palatable brown girl.

    Sloan Stephens is more conventionally pretty than Serena but she is still dark skinned and black. They handpicked Naomi Osaka Francois as the mixed pawn to replace Serena.

  • Ryan

    Wow. SMDH

  • Alextra Ballard

    Serena endorses Nike...Niaomi endoreses Adidas. ..um hmm..Congrats

  • Quitedeliteful

    They want to go back to THAT??? I went to catholic school and the entire class was told to go to the principal's office first thing the next morning in order to get whacked on the behind for not doing homework or something. I was the only kid that didn't go. I just couldn't voluntarily bend over and let some nun spank me. The principal came to the class pretending to look for students who didn't get the paddle. She knew I didn't but she let me slide.

  • Kimocha

    OK... OK... Everybody is attacking me!... Saying that I'm ridiculous and I need to stfu... So I won't say anything else about it!... Sorry I said anything and had an opinion of my own... I'm a Serena fan too... Ya'll won!

  • Ebony Starr

    Yes, she did.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Good for her. I'm happy for her. She's on her way to being a shining star.

  • Kimocha

    OK... OK... Everybody is attacking me!... Saying that I'm ridiculous and I need to stfu... So I won't say anything else about it!... Sorry I said anything and had an opinion of my own...Not tryna be or sound sexist... Ya'll won!

  • Ryan

    You're right, Serena's brought so much money and new fans to the sport. It's sad to see how pathetic and evil people are being towards her.

  • Ryan

    A lot of self hate going around these days!!

  • the guest

    SPEAK!!!!

    I can't stand that this girl and her family are going along with it especially since they know better. Her father is a black skinned Haitian. He knows the racist agenda that is going on against Serena and he's down with it.

    He does not have the humility of Maria Sharapova's father who always made a point to compliment Serena and regard the Wiliams family with respect.

    Naomi Osaka's father is a snake. Watch.

  • TMW

    I’ve been out of school a long long time. I learned my multiplication tables in 3rd grade because if you got one wrong you got hit across the hand with a ruler. I would not have been ok with someone paddling my daughter, and she’s a junior in college now. But maybe this young generation is so out of control, that talking and time outs aren’t working...

  • Kimocha

    OK... OK!... Everybody is attacking me!... Shutting the f%$% up... Ya'll won!

  • Solstice

    Pay it no mind. You are within your right to speak your peace/piece. ???? We don’t all have to agree but don’t let this silence you. ?

  • Kimocha

    OK... Yes... I know I sound ridiculous!... Forget I even said anything... Ya'll won!

  • ATL White Guy

    I wonder how the Japanese populace treated her growing up. And how will they treat her now.

  • dontgetblocked

    Congratulations! She is about to get endorsements in the US and Japan. Make that money! She deserves it.

  • Ryan

    Not about winning or losing, what you said was just silly. You have a good one!

  • dontgetblocked

    What? She is an excellent player. There's room for more than one woman of color.

  • Quitedeliteful

    True... They need something but I wonder if there will be a lot of lawsuits because of this..

  • Question Everything

    Those people disowned her and her Mama. The hell she going back there for?

  • Soda

    I think that one goes to different sites trying to rile people so that she can later cry, "Everybody's picking on me!" The other day she mentioned here that her comment got 300 dislikes somewhere else.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Say what you want. We all have strong opinions but it"s mostly cool in her -- except when the trolls start acting stupid...

  • Question Everything

    Is she really cute????

  • TransMichelle

    They going to be kicking those babies behind left and right. You know these teachers not right in the head these days. Back in the day this may have worked but today somebody will get shot.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    I’ll buy adidas.

  • TransMichelle

    You took the words out of my mouth. You see how black folks ain't thinking right. We too selfish.

  • TransMichelle
  • TransMichelle

    She beat Serena's butt earlier this year in March too.

  • TransMichelle

    You right don't apologize

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I honestly wasn't entirely sure but I thought I read that somewhere last week prior to their recent match. Thanks for confirming y'all.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I'm not attacking you and am not telling you to stfu. But telling her to quit her job because she's a mom and wife is one of the things Serena is fighting for. Equality.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Dont you dare apologize. You said what you said and feel how you FEEL.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Naomi only has 1 major, I believe. Even though Naomi beat Serena in Miami, I think Sloane won that major.

  • JV

    Kind of like LBJ (Nike) and Steph (Adidas).. but who else are they going to get a lucrative deal with? New Balance? (lol!). I understand it, and it's no shade because those 2 companies pay nicely.

  • Jesse

    I definitely wasn't attacking you, but i'm sorry if it came off that way.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    She is not photogenic....

  • TMW

    The parents have to sign a contract at this particular school, but you know someone is gonna claim they didn’t know.

  • JV

    You're on a roll today!

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    You clearly don't watch a lot of tennis. There have been many like Osaka who have won one or two and disappear into the abyss. Never to be seen or heard from again.

  • TransMichelle

    Uh oh here it comes folks:
    "Top tennis umpires are reportedly banding together to consider boycotting Serena Williams, after she responded poorly to a late game penalty in last weekend's US Open women's final, according to the Washington Post. The umpires are also considering the formation of a union according to a Tuesday report, "in part because they are not allowed to discuss specific matches."
    The game may be over for Serena.

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Are we looking at the same person? She looks just like Miami Tip Drill....she's not ugly but they are definitely just aight lol https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3c97ac595d0850ccfa32820fc0ea2cc5288dc93cf5eeff1e5ea3bd27ed7c7375.jpg

  • Kay Gee

    Steph is Under Armour (Is that part of Adidas???)

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Serena was a finalist at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.
    Last year during this time she had FOUR life-threatening blood clots.
    So I guess everyone who didn't make it to a final of a grand slam this year should retire also?

  • TransMichelle

    Does it have to be told any clearer to you? Serena is getting too old for the game and her attitude is ruining a great legacy she could have. She should stay home with her baby child and enjoy her gains. That's what Steffi Graf did when she married Agassi.

  • PhillyFacts

    Not the same woke people presently embracing master's one drop rule.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks for the link. Hopefully the courts will remind the school board that corporal punishment is not allowed in schools.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yep...

  • Applebum

    I read that this is her second time beating Serena. So why is this a bigger deal? Just asking. The media want you to only see Japanese when you see her but she’s more black (Haitian) than anything. Since birth, she was raised in New York with her Haitian family then at age 9-13, she was in Florida with her Haitian family THEN she went to Japan to train from age 15 to now at 20. So 15 years with her black family and 5 years in Japan, this is why she keeps reminding people that she’s Haitian too. Plus she was raised by her Haitian Grandmother, you can’t get anymore Haitian than that. After her championship, she went to a Haitian restaurant, she showed the Haitian menu on her IG story.

    If everyone that’s mixed with black (Halle Berry, Alicia Keys, etc..) are considered black even though they’re clearly mixed, why is it in this case everyone is being careful not to say she’s black? And since a lot of black people love to say “You are what your father is” but in Naomi’s case, it’s silence. Lol. I’m just saying what I’ve noticed.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Go ahead then doll secure them bags :) I heard shopping is awesome in Japan

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    I have the same questions as you... they want to make her ONLY Japanese and exclude her Haitian side it aggrevates me how some pp are

  • Renee Bee

    You made some great points.

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Beautiful Haitian queen ?. Secure the bag sis!!!

  • MistaO

    Need to be going to Haiti...js
    Congrats though!!

  • Kimocha

    Nope!... Like I said... Just forget I said anything... It was just my opinion that she can afford to retire and concentrate on her child and husband and enjoy the fruits of her labor... That's all I was saying!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/668193c19d132cfca8f9339748df7617ff4d769515fb18d72cfd883073cd2c48.gif
    I'm still very new to tennis. I try to keep up with Serena and Venus' accomplishments but I'm not accurate, as we can see lol. I'll get it together eventually :)

  • Kimocha

    Yep... you're right!... I try to catch it whenever Serena or Venus play... but I admit I don't get to watch a lot of tennis..

  • Kimocha

    No way!... I don't cry that everybody's picking on me!... Yes I did post on another site about Serena the other day and got a lot of dislikes... but I thought it was funny... So please don't go there! LOL!

  • Kimocha

    Well I was just saying that she has done it all and has won it all and was just thinking that she would want to concentrate on her daughter and husband and enjoy the fruits of her labor... Because she definitely has earned the right and can afford to retire... That's all I was saying... but just my opinion...

  • RICHIE_RICH

    I was sayin the same thing she’s gorgeous

  • RICHIE_RICH

    She’s look better than her

  • Quitedeliteful

    I have a friend who is Japanese but lives in the States now. She is totally disappointed with the fashions here. When she want's to shop she goes back home to Japan. She always has clothing that you cannot buy here.

  • Mister Fantastic

    Good for you. Thank you for your announcement...

  • FukkFolks2018

    I am confused on "who" is trying to make her JUST Japanese. I have seen more than one headline that makes her black and that calls her Haitian. What is the issue? What do we want to happen? She identifies as black. Is that not enough?

    Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, and the trials of excellence for black women
    https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2018/09/09/serena-williams-naomi-osaka-and-trials-excellence-for-black-women/PtC4n9xNaQydfCEu3nvAKN/story.html

    Even Essence called her Japanese. I am so fukkin LOST as to what is wanted? Drop the Jap totally?

    Four Things To Know About Haitian-Japanese Tennis Player
    https://www.essence.com/celebrity/tennis-five-things-to-know-us-open-naomi-osaka/

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Oh okay. One thing is for sure, these tennis players are not consistent that's why Venus and Serena were/are so great.

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    I believe it’s because she Japanese citizenship and they sponsor her. She knows she’s black too.

  • Wakando Shamar Taylor

    they better had cause I guarantee nike was already waiting

  • JV

    Ahh, forgot Under Armour. No, they're their own thing.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Dont apologize Honey stand firm in your beliefs regardless of what anyone says...if thats how you feel that how you feel...We all have a right to our opinion and this is an open space...

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Lol I don't follow tennis too much. I only pay attention to the winners if they're black.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I understand. I don't think Serena has that mentality. She's competitive. I'm sure she's eager to win to prove to people she still has it. To prove to her daughter that mothers can be champions too.

  • Soda

    Mmm hmm.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Ok, now I really don't feel so bad lol! I'll be following Naomi as well now. She seems sweet & humble, too.

  • MoniquetheGeek

    I think people are confusing her background. She plays as a Japanese player, not as an American. So when the media says Japan, it's not to exclude the Haitian side of her, but to talk about the country that she represents. Similar if Serena wins Wimbledon, the media will ask about fans in America...

  • FukkFolks2018

    She says it over and over again. She is black. She says it in the Essence link I posted above even.

    Its not citizenship really if she was born there. Its an automatic birth right. She gotta denounce where she was born? The Japs gotta stop sponsoring her? I am so confused on what we as a people want.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I think its silly bc do you know how many basketball players are from another country...play NBA ball here in America...but then when the Olympics roll around go and play for their home country? Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker have been doing this literally for damn near 20 years. Manu for Argentina and Tony goes and plays his ass for France.

    EVERY
    SINGLE
    TIME

    This is so dumb to me. If the girl identifies as black wtf is the issue?

  • lovelygamour

    different issues going on.

    1. there has been a push by the immigration groups to call everyone by their nationality. so we are not african-americans, we are americans. you arent irish you are american even though you can trace back to ireland. go type in a few people on wikipedia. there are groups that are scrubbing wiki. their rationale; that they are defending to the death is we are where we are born. well, that erases the parents. her father is supposedly a Haitian born in the usa or just america. the reason i worded it like that is because outside of usa/canada the whole of north/central america and sometimes the south is considered "american".

    2. well, pops placed her on team japan so she would standout--she started over here. it looks bad that she started over here and went over there. so now we get all these insane "Japanese" articles when they weren't doing this a few years ago. a few years ago she was billed as african-american. then it was asian/african american. lol. basically whatever they had to say to get press and endorsements. this is common in the olympic world but frowned upon.

    the media trying to make serena an orge and naomi a white woman has turned a lot of people off. its not fair to naomi. they need to let her be japanesse/ haitian and call it a day before they alienate everyone.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Good for her!

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    It is really cheap over there a few family members use to tell me how reasonable the purses are over there I need to go and see for myself lol

  • lovelygamour

    lolita, egl, harajuku, emily temple cute and visual kei. crazy. they like to collect clothes like paintings so its funny shopping over there. its also stressful. like, BABY, THE STARS SHINE BRIGHT expects you to drop a grand on a dress you cant try on. you are suppose to be such a fan that you know your size.

  • lovelygamour

    cheap nope. i think they confused it with china. a lot of japanesse clothes are made in small batches or in china. they have no problem asking you to pay $75 for a thin blouse.

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    Hopefully people are just misunderstanding that one point. We should support her too, although I’ve read several non black publications and the commenters are definitely setting her up as the more acceptable choice over Serena. I hope they continue to support each other.

  • FukkFolks2018

    This actually happened to the brand new Miss America. But on a statewide item

    She started out as a contestant in the Miss North Carolina pagent and lost and wasnt recognized. Then "went over there" ie to the Miss New York folks and Won. Got placed in Miss America pagent and REALLY won. IJS.

    Go where you can win and be a star is the lesson here. Why would anyone be mad at that?

  • http://subrealism.blogspot.com/ CNu

    Wrong. While 31 states have now banned corporal punishment, these states still allow it: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming.

    Please recommence to whooping them little asses with the quickness.

  • lovelygamour

    they are using her to make Serena look bad. so they stressing "a demure Japanese". thats why the fans arent behind naomi cause someone is trying to use naomi to push old serena out.

    she is Haitian-japanesse and that is the end of it. her pr team needs to send notice so everyone will move on.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Ive seen Haiti claim her just like Japan is claiming her. Its why I am so lost. She is being EXTRA supported. She is lucky and why cant we ALL just be happy about that. She is for all intents and purposes a KID. She needs this support.

  • lovelygamour

    she has only been there for the last like 4 years.

  • lovelygamour

    to have an easier career.

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    Why would you even think that? That’s a lot of assuming on someone you don’t know. Or do you believe that, thats how black women are?

  • Quitedeliteful

    I would love to...

  • Quitedeliteful

    Whuuut??? That's crazy!!!

  • Itzgoingdown

    Right, people who act that way in public when they're upset or feel wronged never behave that way in private. lol

  • Trey

    Japan only care about her because she beat Serena, and Serena made a fool of herself on the court.

    If she got beat, she would still be seen as a mutt to them

  • lovelygamour

    I thought the same thing but it was a south american in japan. i thought it was racist. however, the japanese love mascots and noodle shops are everywhere. so nissin would be on par with like wonderbread sponsoring someone.

    nissin sponsors a lot of boxing and mma so maybe they are branching out. the campaign that got me was gabi garcia didnt make weight to fight a 56 yr old woman. the cup noodle had slender legs and a mustache. i thought that was so racist but thats the mascot for fights. look up gabi garcia missed weight 27 pounds for a laugh.

  • lovelygamour

    you think its a Chinese/russian gymnast thing going on. lol.

  • IAmLegend

    I think you have to understand tennis for this to make sense to you. The first time she beat Serena was back in March at the Miami open. That's not Grand Slam tournament so its not as important. Plus, she beat Serena in the first round but did not win the tournament so there was nothing exciting about that.

    The US Open is one of the 4 Grand Slam tournaments played in tennis every year. Winning the US Open or any of the other 3 Grand Slams is like winning the Super Bowl. You become a champion forever and get a ton of endorsements. That is why its a big deal, just like it was last year when Sloane Stephens beat Venus in the semis and won the US Open a couple days later.

    She represents Japan as a tennis player. Since you can only represent 1 nation, her father thought it would be a better idea for her to be raised as a Japanese player because she would get more support from their tennis federation. He was right and now here she is. Maria Sharapova does the same thing. She has been living in the US since she was 7 years old but still represents Russia as a tennis player.

  • lovelygamour

    yep, one of the reasons she went to japan. they taught her serena style and keep pitting her against serena in the press.

  • IAmLegend

    She looks sad all the damn time lol

  • lovelygamour

    everyone else does to that why naomi isnt really gettting her moment. the fans dont like this.

  • IAmLegend

    She doesn't have to. Her goal was to win a Grand Slam and she did. The other goal is to be #1 which she might do as well. She's #7 now so she can certainly get to #1 in the next year or so.

    Serena will be retired in the next 3 or 4 years. Somebody has to take the lead and why not Osaka? Not saying it will be her but it could be. Might even be Osaka's sister.

  • Alextra Ballard

    I knew they were gonna be an issue with Miss America,I just couldn't figure out what the issue would be.

  • IAmLegend

    Did you say the same thing last year when Sloane Stephens won the US Open and got her endorsements?

  • IAmLegend

    Y'all are like the blind leading the blind. Nobody knows what they're talking about but you're all convinced its a conspiracy. Y'all are exhausting lol.

  • Alextra Ballard

    They do not want her to be identified as Haitian because thats to close to being Black.

  • IAmLegend

    Because she's now a Grand Slam champion. That's what happens when you win a Grand Slam. Its like winning the super bowl. This was not just a regular tournament. It was the US Open. All of the sponsors come running when you become a Grand Slam champion. Same thing happened when Serena first won the US Open in 1999. She got millions from Puma.

  • IAmLegend

    Osaka represents Japan as a tennis player and was the #1 Japanese tennis player in the world before this happened. Stop trying to discredit this girl.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    A few family members lived there for like 5 years in Okinawa before they came to the US they always raved about how cheap it was in Japan and how nice it was to live...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    "I read that this is her second time beating Serena. So why is this a bigger deal? "
    ----
    Because that first was at a fairly minor tournament in Miami back in March, not a major "Grand Slam" tournament like the US Open.

  • Logan Roberts

    Goodluck Naomi.

  • TheOwley

    You go girl.

  • EyeEmJai

    I don't see a discredit; it is th truth. She was all of those things prior to Serena. However, if she was a loser then they wouldn't claim her, and probably still sees her as a mutt.

  • Ryan
  • lovelygamour

    he wanted to get in on the japanese training money.

  • lovelygamour

    some of theses kids need a paddle but i dont think the teachers should be put in that spot.

  • Melinated Goddess??

    I don't give a damn what anyone says. Her father practices vodou. Not because he's Haitian but as Caribbean person, I know spiritual work when I see it. He fathers never around to watch her matches because he always in the background plotting. Even my grandmother called Serena losing to that girl and the confusion it would cause. Her father isn't slick, I see him. I hope he's paying the Lwa cause they won't hesitate to take it all away.

  • EyeEmJai

    Does she not have citizenship here as Well? I recall reading that when she was very young they relocated here. She was not raised in Japan, or is that inaccurate? If what I read is true, then she is Japanese-American. But she can elect whichever nation to represent.

    Black is a race, not a nationality. I am just confused on why she chose to represent Japan over where she was raised.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    She looks 45 with that makeup on. Congrats to her.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    I see you trolls couldn’t wait to get to this post and make it about Serena.

  • TransMichelle

    I agree with you

  • FukkFolks2018

    This

  • Ebony Starr

    The first she won in the 1st round of a smaller event and Serena was still fresh off of her maternity leave. This time was the finals of a Major tournament and Serena was playing well.

  • samuel severino

    You clearly do not know the history of Osaka. An American military base there caused thousands and thousands of soldiers to breed with the Japanese.

    Pure Japanese used to look down on these “mutts” and “dogs” as THEY called them and used to spit on them and make them walk in the street where the rest of the dogs belonged. They were viewed as trash and never received full credit for being Japanese and WERE ALWAYS DISOWNED until they became famous.

  • samuel severino

    You are correct. See my reply above.

  • Miss Thang

    lol i thought the same thing

  • Faithz

    Exactly right, being Hatian is low, low, lower than being black.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    They booed when they gave her the trophy and she started crying ?????

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    I’m not sure where she was raised tbh. But I’ve heard that she tried to be sponsored here but wasn’t getting the Kinsey she needed and Kansan offered her the sponsorship.

  • dontgetblocked

    Well she's crying with joy all the way to the bank.

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    You’re reaching, there’s nothing to suggest she’s treats her husband any negative way. But you hate black women so you choose to speculate and attempt to spread your opinions as facts.

  • Faithz

    She look more Japanese than black to me, Happy for her success. Her dad side Haiti is in bad shape I mean His Home country, and Trump hate them because they are black. I say let her be Japanese if she want to be, Shes young Talented, and on her way to the even Bigger times in Tennis. And Yes she has beat Serena Two (2) times, as well as several of the Biggest Hitters in the game of Tennis, shes playing really Great. She reminds me of the Heavy Hitter Named
    Li Na, a Chinese Tennis Player who has Retired But i loved watching her play Tennis. li Na won a lot in Tennis as well.

  • Faithz

    Great Comment...Yes the US Open is the Biggest Match of the Year, and what she did was the Biggest Accomplishment this Year, For any of the Tennis Players , and she beat a many as to get to the top, She deserves her win.
    Speaking of Russia, Sarapova is a Tennis Player that I love as well, and she's from Russia.

  • the guest

    Osaka needs to take a Kaepernick Knee, she can be STILL be successful and wealthy without playing dumb and going along with the anti Serena agenda. I’m sorry this child and her family know darn well what they are being used for.

  • dontgetblocked

    Why can't everyone be happy for her? Who cares about her ethnicity. She is clearly a woman of color who has made history and now she got paid. Good for her!

  • Itzgoingdown

    I'm reaching? lol I make an observation about one black woman and now I hate all black women? Wrong! People (MEN and women) who show intense anger like that in public almost always have those same reactions in private, facts.

    Was he at the tennis match? I looked on her instagram and she hasn't posted pictures of him in quite a while......

  • the guest

    The fans are conscious thank god and not standing for racist and sexist agenda against Serena Williams.

  • the guest

    Because Naomi’s parents orchestrated for her to have Japanese citizenship and giving her the mother’s maiden name. They insulated her from being viewed as and called black.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Chile bye. I hate bitches like you. She don't even know you and you dikkc riding

  • Jethro

    Go on, Naomi! Get that money! ???

  • Malcom Flex

    Before she won she was Haitian now the Japanese are claiming her - to a degree- they still don't allow mixed black to fully rep them as blacks allow mixed anybody to be called black.

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    He was there and he did a tribute video to her his daughter.

  • lovelygamour

    they like to see people try but they also are very critical. no praise unless you are special or willing to make a fool of yourself. lol.

  • lovelygamour

    i think the family is the one pushing it. osaka needs to develop her own style and let the kudos come. cause they have been trying to make her "a star" since she started. its they way they are doing it thats holding her back.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I tried to give this history lesson already. They don't want to hear it.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    So true!!! Plus, the replacement has to win Grand Slams.

    Maria Sharapova has made way more money than Serena, but she didn’t get the enough if the big wins to be crowned one of the all-time greats! She has the look people love to see in women’s tennis, a country club sport.

    Naomi’s photos and look will seriously change to lighter hues!

    Naomi has to continue her domination, otherwise Serena and Venus will win some more Grand Slams before they retire, and the hatred will continue!

    Naomi is financially set for life (at 20) for this controversial match and win (blessing in disguise), and good for her, win, lose or draw!

  • Eileen

    Omg sof very true

  • leapyearpisces

    Wow... you beginning to be my SR BOO!!!??? Imma need to go back through my DISQUS archives, because on your posts, I find it HARD to believe I had beef / issues with you, because you MAKE SO MUCH SENSE!!! NOT ONLY on this post, but many recent ones. I GOTTA be mixing you up with someone else.

  • TransMichelle

    There is no issue black folks over sensitive and immature.

  • TransMichelle

    Black folks don't know what they want. It's all about complaining and having our way in everything. Very childish.

  • TransMichelle

    Black folks like raising hell and are very jealous. If a black person makes it in something they have be for every black person on the planet can't have any diversity in the black population. Crazy

  • Faithz

    Naomi Osaka has said Serena Williams's row with the umpire during the US Open final had not altered her feelings about winning a Grand Slam largely because she had no idea how she was supposed to react.

  • Ant Hill

    the angry black women with fake hair coalition and the weak simps that they make obey them

  • Ant Hill

    and serena looks like a drag queen on roids, your point?

  • Ant Hill

    next time tell your mother and grandmother to both swallow instead.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    You mad clown

  • Melinated Goddess??

    What? Is that best you can do? We all know some crack head shitted you out and left you for dead. Niw your here with your shitty deformed self terrorizing people.

  • Cannelle

    “You are what your father is”

    I can't stand that phrase. People who say that are beyond ignorant, as if mothers don't count. Mothers are the ones who carry entire fetuses in their bodies, yet their identity is erased.

  • Cannelle

    Black people don't know what they want. They also keep confusing nationality (Japan and Haiti) with race (Asian and Black).

  • teather

    Happy for her! The baton will be passed eventually. She's humble and she's sweet. Happy for Naomi.

  • Cannelle

    It is probably all about opportunity. They go where they can have the best chance of succeeding, in her case: Japan.

    She is also American. I mentioned in another comment how odd it was for her to have three nationalities, with one of them being Japanese, given that Japan requires giving up your other citizenship unless your parents are different nationalities.

    I was thinking to move to Japan and become a permanent resident, but never a citizen, because I will not give up my other nationalities.

  • hi-liter

    Came all the way back here to tell you
    that I wasn’t too far off yesterday as Osaka announced a multi-million dollar with Nissan the car company today.

  • lovelygamour

    okinawa is part of japan but it is its own island and its a little away from the mainland. it is cheaper than the main island.

  • lovelygamour

    its funny my home city, detroit, current mayor has the same problem. we as a city let it slide because he showed results in another job. lol. its like he miscounted and moved back a few weeks too late.

    in the pageant world there was a lot of blowback about "buying a
    crown". they even started "natural" pageants to try to cut down rich
    folks buying all the titles. In this miss americas case she may have to
    give up the crown. there was a white girl that was trying to be miss usa
    by doing multiple states a year hoping to advance. they let it slide
    until she finally won a higher division.
    i dont see how the miss america pageant let her compete for so long without checking her residency. usually they catch it on the second day. I think she is so beautiful that they wanted her in the pageant and hope no one would snoop. lol.

    the comps are suppose to be about "pride of state/country" and "fairness". with the Olympics the smaller or poor countries were complaining that the bigger or richer countries was stealing all their talent. with the talent mainly getting paid in training possibly room/board. so i know they made a rule change something like if your family comes from the country you can compete without residency but all others must live there for a certain time.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    But it is a part of Japan nontheless right....

  • lovelygamour

    like hawaii is part of the usa. yes it is but it has its own rules cause its far away. you cant go to Tokyo with the same spending limit as naha. cant go to mauii with the same limit as st. louis. thats all i was getting at. good day.