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WATCH: Naomi Osaka Reveals How PlayStation Helps Her “Chill Out” Between Court Times

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WATCH: Naomi Osaka Reveals How PlayStation Helps Her “Chill Out” Between Court Times

Twenty-three year old Naomi Osaka is one of the leading forces in the WTA Tour. She has won three Grand Slam titles thus far, with seemingly more awaiting her in the future. Her most recent win was the 2020 US Open championship. And prior to that, Osaka won her first two Grand Slam singles titles in back-to-back Grand Slam tournaments: the 2018 US Open and the 2019 Australian Open.

Naomi was born in Japan to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother. Along with tennis, Osaka has a particular fondness for gaming ( it’s something that she and I have in common!)

Recently, she received the new PlayStation PS 5, and when asked about her experience with it, she said:

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In between tennis practices and matches, I would be on the PlayStation pretty much all day. It really helps me out because I’m stressed out most of the time during the day… but then I can come home and play and chill out.

Naomi Osaka’s success off the court

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Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates her single’s championship win at the 2020 U.S. Open | PHOTO SOURCE: Danielle Parhizkaran / USA TODAY Sports

Osaka is one of the most marketable athletes in the world, capitalizing on her Grand Slam champion status. In 2020, she holds the honor of being “the highest-earning female athlete” — not only in tennis but across all sports. She was also included in Time’s annual list of “100 most influential people in the world” both in 2019 and 2020.

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While sharing her gaming experience on her new console, Osaka added:

Gaming is kind of a relaxing thing unless I get really competitive… You don’t really think about anything in the world and you feel so immersed that you’re not even thinking about what’s happening.

As a gamer myself, I can concur that gaming is a welcomed distraction from the stresses of daily life, and that’s something we all could use. Maybe if I get the PS 5, I’ll actually win, lol!

Osaka pulled out of the 2020 French Open due to a hamstring injury. With the WTA Finals in Shenzhen canceled, women’s tennis will resume in the next year, giving her plenty of time to recover so she can get back to winning those Slams!


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