Top 56 Naomi Osaka Quotes

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Naomi Osaka is a renowned Japanese professional tennis player ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA). The first Asian player, Naomi Osaka, is a three-time Grand Slam singles champion and has covered the US Open. She has also received six WTA titles on the WTA Tour, but her victory of the first Grand Slam singles titles was made at the 2018 US Open and the second one at the 2019 Australian Open.

Moreover, Osaka was born on October 16, 1997, to a Haitian father and a Japanese mother. She was trained correctly since she was three years old in the United States.  Her dedication and passion for tennis made her one of the most prominent athletes in the world. Following fifty-six quotes by this highest-paid athlete will help you anyway.

Naomi Osaka on field
Naomi Osaka on the field

“You just gotta keep going and fighting for everything, and one day you’ll get to where you want.”― 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

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

Read about the sister of Naomi Osaka who is also a tennis player, Mari Osaka.

“In a perfect dream, things would be set exactly the way you would want them. But I think it’s more interesting than in real life, things aren’t exactly the way you planned.”― Naomi Osaka

“Everyone around me has more confidence in me than I do in myself.”― Naomi Osaka

“Every time I have a dream, somehow I accomplish it.”― Naomi Osaka

“I’m always smiling.”― Naomi Osaka

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“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    

“I get that I’m tan, and I would stand out a little bit in Japan.”― Naomi Osaka

“In my day-to-day, I might speak, like, 10 sentences.”― 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

“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 can’t let myself act immature, in a way.”― Naomi Osaka

“Sorry, public speaking isn’t really my strong side.”― Naomi Osaka

“When I play my match, everything else is completely not in my mind anymore.”― 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 like sweating.”― Naomi Osaka

“I don’t think you can win a Grand Slam and not be confident in yourself.”― 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

“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

Read about the sister of Naomi Osaka who is also a tennis player, Mari Osaka.

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

Naomi Osaka with her precious award
Naomi Osaka with her precious award

“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 can’t really act entitled.”― Naomi Osaka

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

“For me, as long as my family’s happy, I’m happy.”― 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

“For me, 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

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“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     

“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

“I’m not really the type that spends money on myself.”― 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

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

“I’m just really excited every time I play a match.”― Naomi Osaka

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“If – 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

“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

Read about the sister of Naomi Osaka who is also a tennis player, Mari Osaka.

“I don’t know if I’m ‘normal.’”― Naomi Osaka

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

Naomi Osaka quote on emotions
Naomi Osaka quote on emotions

“Oh, my God, I literally only have, like, one friend that I’m actually completely, like, myself with.”― 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

“I don’t think there is ever going to be another Serena Williams.”― Naomi Osaka

“It takes me a while to absorb things.”― Naomi Osaka

“I’m really grateful that I get a lot of Japanese press.”― 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

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“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

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

“For me, I do better in Grand Slams. I like when there’s more people watching.”― 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 grew up surrounded by both Haitian and Japanese culture.”― Naomi Osaka

“I don’t necessarily feel like I’m American. I wouldn’t know what that feels like.”― Naomi Osaka

“I think everybody who sees me would think that I’m really scary or something. But I’m not!”― 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

“Honestly, I feel like people don’t look at other people when they’re walking around.”― Naomi Osaka

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“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   

“My mum has sacrificed a lot for me, and it means a lot for her to come and watch 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 feel like I didn’t really know how to cope with not playing well.”― Naomi Osaka

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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