Naomi Osaka has undoubtedly been one of the most successful tennis players of recent years. The Japanese champion has become a true icon in her country, she has won four Grand Slam titles and achieved many other successes. However, Naomi has come back from a very difficult year, she has had major problems and recently admitted that she constantly struggles with depression and anxiety.
It all started a little over twelve months ago: Naomi exploded against the media at Roland Garros and, as if to refuse to attend the press conference, she decided to withdraw from the French tournament. Since that day, it has never been the same and the tennis player has faced several difficult situations.
To tell the truth, besides some surprising performances, Osaka has also experienced a sharp drop in its results on the court. She said: “I think all of us athletes have to relate not just to the pressure of the outside world to get certain results, but more importantly to the pressure that we put on ourselves.
As an athlete, inner strength is key and admitting that I haven’t always been good is an important step. I talked about it openly and realized that not just alone, admitting I needed a break didn’t mean I was weak.
It takes more strength to speak than to be silent.”
Naomi Osaka gorgeous with her Air Jordan for the NBA preseason
Naomi style and fashion icon, wore previously unseen air jordans in a NBA pre-season game between Golden State Warriors and Washington Wizards in Japan.
Osaka attended the 2022 NBA Japan Games, sitting on the sidelines and posing for photos with the players. She is the Japanese star and she also met rapper BTS Suga. Naomi wore retro Air Jordan sneakers for the occasion. To be precise, it’s the Air Jordan 1 High in the Lost & Found colorway, a shoe that became legendary as worn by Michael Jordan.
The Lost & Found model features a White leather upper with Black Swoosh logo and laces with Red overlays. This model goes on sale November 19, 2022 for $180 and can also be purchased on the Nike SNKRS app.