The latest teen tennis sensation Naomi Osaka has signed two major deals. Naomi Osaka update states that she has signed a contract with Nissin Food Products Company making her one of the highest-paid athlete in Japan. She is on a career high after earning the 2016 WTA Newcomer of the Year award.
Before signing Naomi, Nissin had also signed a contract with Kei Nishikori. Kei is currently ranked fifth on the men’s ATP Tour. This is Osaka’s second deal after signing a sponsorship deal with broadcaster WOWOW.
How will the new deals help Naomi Osaka in her career?
Naomi Osaka made her WTA tour debut in 2014. Her aggressive forehand got her massive attention. She defeated the 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur after being a set down. Not averse to attention, Osaka has scalped big names in her initial playing days including former World No. 2 Caroline Garcia.
The two deals make Osaka the top contender to represent Japan in tennis in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The new deals will boost her career prospects for sure.
— IMG Tennis (@IMGTennis) December 4, 2016
The deal with Nissin is the biggest Naomi Osaka update since her loss to former No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki. Despite losing the final of the Pan Pacific Open, the 19-year-old Japanese made headlines in the tennis circuit. She unleashed a flurry of big serves and swift ground strokes. All that did not go unnoticed as Osaka managed to grab the sponsorship contract with WOWOW.
Naomi Osaka Update: The Year Ahead
Going by her impressive run of events, Naomi Osaka will be the star to watch out for in 2017. She is the current WTA No. 48. She has been through to the third round of the Australian Open, French Open in 2016, and the US Open and faltered in the Quarter-final Round 1 in 2015.
Naomi Osaka is yet to win a major tournament. With the new deals coming her way, there could be happier times ahead for the half-Haitian Japanese in 2018.