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From the 11th Annual Shorty Awards

Naomi Osaka

Finalist in Sports

About Naomi Osaka

Despite her candid, shy and funny personality off the court, Japan’s Naomi Osaka is one of the most fierce tennis players on the tour. At just 20 years old, Naomi stunned the world at the 2018 US Open, defeating tennis legend Serena Williams in the finals, a match marred by an ugly line-call controversy. A fighter on and off the court, Naomi came out of the other side a fan favorite, charming audiences worldwide in interview after interview, earning the half Haitian, half Japanese tennis phenom 1M+ followers between Twitter and Instagram. Ending 2018 as the world No. 4, 2019 is sure to see more of the reigning US Open champion in the winner’s circle both on the court and on the internet.

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