‘Important to Look Good’: Naomi Osaka Explains Her Fashion Choices On-Court

4-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka is finally returning to tennis. Returning from a gap year she took to take care of her mental health, Osaka is now in Australia.

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Fans can’t wait to see her play at the Australian Open, where the Japanese star is the reigning champion. However, Osaka will not play in the Sydney Tennis Classic warm-up tournament.

This news comes from his abdominal pain announcement following his rigorous preparation for the Grand Slam.

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Naomi Osaka explains the importance of looking good on the slopes

“I think it’s really important to look good on the pitch”, Naomi Osaka said in a video for Australian Open TV. Osaka firmly believes that if one looks good, one also feels good.

Tennis – WTA 250 – Melbourne Summer Set – Melbourne Park, Melbourne, Australia. January 5, 2022 Naomi Osaka in Japan during a free practice session. REUTERS / Loren Elliott

Plus, feeling good and looking good also means playing well for Naomi Osaka. Also, for Osaka, even her outfits on the pitch have a deeper importance than just feeling good about herself.

“It’s really exciting when you play a game and the kids like your outfit”, Osaka express. “They want to wear the same thing as you” he described smiling.

Then, she explained that her love of fashion stems from the days she was drawing with her sister. “We drew a lot in the car”, he said while describing his road trips with his sister to tournaments.

However, Osaka blames the pandemic-induced quarantine for messing up her fashion sense, since she started “wearing pajamas for like a year”, she is now trying to regain her fashion and “Trying to understand how to combine and match”.

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Osaka describes her encounters with clothing giant Nike

Hence, the 2-time Australian Open champion has revealed that she meets up with Nike at least twice a year. Indeed, the discussions they have are about his style two years into the future!

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 30. Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates against Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic during the women’s first round match on the first day of the 2021 US Open at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30, 2021 in the Flushing Borough of Queens in New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier / Getty Images)

“Comes with sketches,” Osaka described. “I say what I like and what I don’t like about those sketches”, she said. Of course, neither side loses sight of what matters most: playing tennis.

In that sense, Nike’s designers are always careful to ensure that Naomi Osaka’s clothes don’t hinder her style of play in any way. “I feel really creative every time I interact with them (Nike)” Osaka express.

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Finally, he described his favorite Nike threads he wore. For Osaka, it was the Nike x Sacai outfit she wore to the 2019 US Open. However, she was “a little sad” not to emerge victorious at the 2019 Grand Slam in New York.

Moving on to the upcoming Australian Open, Osaka revealed that her 2020 Grand Slam Down Under outfit was her favorite. In fact, there was even a Barbie for the 2020 Australian Open Osaka outfit.

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When asked what she was going to wear at this year’s Australian Open, Osaka chuckled and said: “You can find out when I’m wearing it, I guess.”

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