65+ Inspirational Naomi Osaka Quotes [2021] Japanese Tennis Player

65+ Inspirational Naomi Osaka Quotes [2021] Japanese Tennis Player

Naomi Osaka is a Japanese Professional Tennis Player.

Osaka is the first Asian player to hold the No. 1 rank by WTA ranking in singles tennis. She was also the first player from Japan to achieve the top tennis player title in the world.

She is one of the most valuable athletes in the world, Osaka was also the highest-earning female athlete of all time by annual income in the year 2020.

We've put together an incredible collection of Naomi Osaka quotes to read.

Here they are:

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List of Inspiring Naomi Osaka Quotes

Even when I was a little kid, I always dreamed that I would play Serena in a final of a Grand Slam.-- Naomi Osaka


I feel like I didn't really know how to cope with not playing well.-- Naomi Osaka


I don’t really know what feeling Japanese or Haitian or American is supposed to feel like. I just feel like me.-- Naomi Osaka


I feel like I’m a child of the Internet, and the Internet has raised me, and its jokes might not be appropriate at certain times. So, I keep them locked inside.-- Naomi Osaka


For me, as long as my family's happy, I'm happy.-- Naomi Osaka


I'm just really excited every time I play a match.-- Naomi Osaka


I’m always smiling.-- Naomi Osaka


Every day, he has something new to say, like, he wins and then he’s, like, ‘Because of you guys I have the energy’, the sarcasm is beautiful.-- Naomi Osaka


I grew up surrounded by both Haitian and Japanese culture.-- Naomi Osaka


You can easily get depressed. Usually, if you play sports, you think that one match or one game is very important, and when you lose it, you think your whole world is over.-- Naomi Osaka


I don’t think you can win a Grand Slam and not be confident in yourself.-- Naomi Osaka


I can’t let myself act immature, in a way.-- Naomi Osaka


Honestly, I feel like people don't look at other people when they're walking around.-- Naomi Osaka


I feel like I play better when I'm calm. There is an inner peace I can tap into sometimes during my matches.-- Naomi Osaka


When you're little, you're taught not to look at, like, if your opponent gets angry or anything.-- Naomi Osaka


I think, for me, I just really want to have fun with every match that I play because tennis is a game.-- Naomi Osaka


For me, I do better in Grand Slams. I like when there's more people watching.-- Naomi Osaka


When you have to do small talk, you know, 'Hello, how are you?' after that, I don't know what to do. I go, 'OK, then,' and walk away.-- Naomi Osaka


I don't know if I'm normal.-- Naomi Osaka


The thing is, I'm used to handshakes. Every time someone comes for a hug, I'm very confused. I'm told that I give out the worst hugs, too.-- Naomi Osaka


Sorry, public speaking isn’t really my strong side.-- Naomi Osaka


I don't know if anybody knows this, but Serena's my favorite player. Just playing against her is kind of like a dream for me, so I'm very grateful that I was able to play her, and it's even better that I was able to win.-- Naomi Osaka


Ever since I can remember, I played better against bigger players on bigger courts.-- Naomi Osaka


Japanese culture? I kind of love everything about it. I love the food. Everyone's really nice. There's just a lot about Japan that's really cool.-- Naomi Osaka


Most people know me for U.S. Open, right? And during U.S. Open, I didn't show any emotions most of the time. But then after that, I did show - well, in my opinion, it was a lot of emotions. I got upset, and then I threw my racket or stuff like that.-- Naomi Osaka


For me, it's, like, no secret that Serena is my favorite.-- Naomi Osaka


You just gotta keep going and fighting for everything, and one day you'll get to where you want.-- Naomi Osaka


I can't let myself act immature, in a way.-- Naomi Osaka


I get that I'm tan, and I would stand out a little bit in Japan.-- Naomi Osaka


Every time I have a dream, somehow I accomplish it.-- Naomi Osaka


In my day-to-day, I might speak, like, 10 sentences.-- Naomi Osaka


Haiti, if you've ever met a Haitian person, they are just really positive, and literally, if you're friends with them, then they will do anything for you. So I think that's something that is, like, a really good trait, and I'm really happy that my grandparents and my dad's side of the family is like that.-- Naomi Osaka


I feel like I'm a child of the Internet, and the Internet has raised me, and its jokes might not be appropriate at certain times. So, I keep them locked inside.-- Naomi Osaka


I didn’t play that well, but honestly, I think at a time like this with that scoreline, I would usually feel very depressed and sad.-- Naomi Osaka


I'm really grateful that I get a lot of Japanese press.-- Naomi Osaka


It’s not ideal, this is the second time I had to withdraw from the finals. I mean, the last time I at least played, so a retirement instead of a withdrawal.-- Naomi Osaka


I don't necessarily feel like I'm American. I wouldn't know what that feels like.-- Naomi Osaka


You know how some people get worked up about things? That's a very human thing to do. Sometimes, I don't know - like, I feel like I don't want to waste my energy doing stuff like that. I think about this on the court, too.-- Naomi Osaka


I like sweating.-- Naomi Osaka


When someone asks me a question, if I could just focus on not joking, I think that would be great, because for some reason, I can't.-- Naomi Osaka


This is going to sound weird, but I never went to normal school; I went to online school.-- Naomi Osaka


I’m really grateful that I get a lot of Japanese press.-- Naomi Osaka


With some of the journalists, I've known them for years now, and I kind of consider them like my friends, so I always tend to joke around, and some people don't get it.-- Naomi Osaka


For me, grand slams are something you dream about playing as a kid.-- Naomi Osaka


I don't think there is ever going to be another Serena Williams.-- Naomi Osaka


I'm not really the type that spends money on myself.-- Naomi Osaka


For me, I think this was the most focused I’ve been since Australia, so, sorry for playing you with this type of mentality.-- Naomi Osaka


It takes me a while to absorb things.-- Naomi Osaka


I feel like I'm more comfortable talking to people. I've been put in the position where I have to, and it's not something I can avoid anymore. -- Naomi Osaka


Actually, I live in FL now. But, I mean, of course I'm very honored to be playing for Japan. But my dad's side is Haitian, so represent.-- Naomi Osaka


My mum has sacrificed a lot for me, and it means a lot for her to come and watch my matches.-- Naomi Osaka


Everyone around me has more confidence in me than I do in myself.-- Naomi Osaka


I don't really know what feeling Japanese or Haitian or American is supposed to feel like. I just feel like me.-- Naomi Osaka


Every practice and match I've played, it feels like the year is short and long at the same time. I'm aware of all the work I put in.-- Naomi Osaka


I think everybody who sees me would think that I’m really scary or something. But I’m not!-- Naomi Osaka


It's not necessarily the best situation for me to try to hug someone unless I really know them. And I don't really know anybody, so.-- Naomi Osaka


What makes me relaxed is the fact that I know I've put in a lot of time during the offseason on my fitness.-- Naomi Osaka


Of course I'm happy that I won a Grand Slam. I don't think there's anything that can take away from that.-- Naomi Osaka


For me, it’s, like, no secret that Serena is my favorite.-- Naomi Osaka


I think everybody who sees me would think that I'm really scary or something. But I'm not!-- Naomi Osaka


When I play my match, everything else is completely not in my mind anymore.-- Naomi Osaka


I was born in Osaka. I came to New York when I was three. I moved from New York to Florida when I was, like, eight or nine, and then I have been training in Florida since.-- Naomi Osaka


Oh, my God, I literally only have, like, one friend that I'm actually completely, like, myself with.-- Naomi Osaka


I can't really act entitled.-- Naomi Osaka


I don't think you can win a Grand Slam and not be confident in yourself.-- Naomi Osaka


In a perfect dream, things would be set exactly the way you would want them. But I think it's more interesting that in real life, things aren't exactly the way you planned.-- Naomi Osaka


I guess I tell jokes a lot, but I'm not really that sure because sometimes they don't laugh, and they just stare at me like I said something insulting.-- Naomi Osaka

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story

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