Naomi Osaka’s biggest cheerleaders are hands down her parents, Leonard Francois and Tamaki Osaka. Whether they’re chanting her name in the stands or supporting her off the court, they always have her back. In fact, one of the main reasons Naomi is who she is today is due to her parents. “Growing up, I saw my mother work incredibly hard to support me and my passion for play. She always put others first and encouraged me to embrace my diversity,” Naomi previously said in a statement to Because of Them We Can.
As for her father, he’s been coaching her since she was a little girl. “I love my dad so much and I’m grateful for everything I learn from him on and off the court,” she tweeted in 2019. “I feel extremely lucky to be his kid cause he just drops knowledge.” Naomi has an older sister named Mari Osaka who also played tennis, however, she announced her retirement in 2021. “I am retired from playing tennis. It was a journey which I didn’t enjoy ultimately but I’m grateful for all the memories and support I’ve gained and received over the years from the sport,” Mari wrote on Instagram.
Keep reading to see some of the Osaka family’s cutest moments together.