Half Japanese Half American, 22 years old Naomi Osaka has quickly emerged as a new face of the Tennis world after beating her idol Serena Williams in U.S Open final in 2018. Ranked no. 1 by ATP in January 2019, Naomi speaks more with her actions. With the win percentage of 63% at such a young age, her achievements are remarkable. With the endorsement value of around $ 38 million, she’s the queen off the pitch too.
Let us look at some of the sponsorship deals of the highest-paid female athlete of all time.
Global Financial Service Company, Mastercard is one of the most active sponsors of major sporting events around the world. Mastercard added Naomi Osaka to its roster of global ambassadors in May 2019.
Naomi rose to stardom by winning two Grand Slams in 2018 and 2019. Being sponsored by Adidas until her second Grand slam win, she decided to not extend the contract and joined hands with Oregon-based Company, Nike in April 2019.
Japan’s largest airline, All Nippon Airways (AWA) roped in Naomi Osaka as its global ambassador in January 2019. With the airline’s commitment to excellence, it just suits her personality on and off the court.
Japanese beauty giant Shiseido appointed Naomi Osaka as its brand ambassador in November 2018. With the belief of a challenging spirit and a world-winning mindset, Shiseido got the perfect brand ambassador for them.
American sports drink, founded in 2011, partnered up with Naomi Osaka in August 2019. With the brand’s motto of being competitive and innovative in their field, Naomi is a perfect choice.
Japanese car manufacturer, Nissan signed up a deal with Naomi in 2018. She was appointed as a global ambassador of Nissan soon after her US Open title.
Naomi Osaka signed up the deal with Nissin Food Groups in 2016. In 2019, the Nissin group uploaded a video on Youtube which was criticized for not showing any woman of color instead was a “white-washed” version. Nissin removed that ad soon after recognizing their mistake and apologized publically.
Naomi signed up the deal with a global and luxury watch brand in August 2018. Since then she’s been captured wearing citizen watches on many occasions.
One of the leading sports equipment manufacturers, Yonex is the official kit sponsor for the star.
One of the leading broadcasters of Japan, Wowow signed up a sponsorship deal with Naomi Osaka back in 2016.