The video teases what’s to come in the three-part docuseries, which highlights all the obstacles that Osaka has overcome.
“I always had this pressure to maintain the squeaky image, but now I don’t care what anyone has to say,” she says in the clip. “No one really knows all the sacrifices that you make just to be good… Before I won the U.S. Open, so many people told my dad I would never be anything.”
Naomi Osaka not only offers a behind-the-scenes look at her training schedule, but it also reveals insights about her personal life. In particular, the documentary addresses Osaka’s decision to withdraw from the 2021 French Open due to her mental health. (ICYMI: She was fined $15,000 as a result.)
She continues, “For so long, I’ve tied winning to my worth as a person. To anyone that would know me, they know me for being a tennis player. So, what am I, if I’m not a good tennis player?”
In a statement, Osaka explained why she’s finally ready to share her story. “I feel like the platform that I have right now is something that I used to take for granted, and for me I feel like I should be using it for something,” she said. “I believe, instead of following, you have to make your own path.”
Naomi Osaka will hit Netflix on Friday, July 16.
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