Who Are Naomi Osaka’s Parents, Leonard Francois and Tamaki Osaka?

The world is buzzing over Naomi Osaka. Not just because she’s a tennis superstar and two-time Grand Slam winner, but also because Osaka sent a critical and courageous message about Black Lives Matter and racial justice at the 2020 U.S. Open. Osaka has been playing while wearing masks with the names of Black murder victims on them, including Trayvon Martin, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor. If you’re not a tennis fan, this might be the first time you’ve heard her name—but Naomi is a badass. She was raised by her father to excel at tennis and followed the trajectory of greats like Serena Williams before actually beating Williams in the U.S. Open in 2018. “I feel like I’m a vessel in order to spread awareness,” she has said of her recent mask-wearing, but she’s been vocally supportive of causes like these for a long time. So what do we know about her family, who have had a profound effect on her?

Naomi’s family is Haitian and Japanese.

Naomi’s parents are Leonard Francois (who hails from Haiti) and Tamaki Osaka (who’s from Japan). Naomi identifies as Black and Asian, but, despite growing up in the U.S. for a portion of her life growing up, says she doesn’t identify as American. “I don’t necessarily feel like I’m American. I wouldn’t know what that feels like.”

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