56 Naomi Osaka Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Naomi Osaka is a trailblazing Japanese tennis player.

She made history in 2018 by becoming the first Japanese person to win a Grand Slam singles title at the U.S. Open and reached the number one ranking in 2019.

Known for her powerful serve she won back-to-back Grand Slam titles in 2018 and 2019.

Osaka is also an advocate for social justice gaining attention for her support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Naomi Osaka quotes

She’s won four Grand Slam titles but took breaks from tennis for mental health and after becoming a mother in 2023. Osaka plans to return to the sport in 2024.

I have picked the top quotes by Naomi Osaka in this article.

Naomi Osaka Quotes

I like sweating. ~ Naomi Osaka.

I’m always smiling. ~ Naomi Osaka.

I can’t really act entitled. ~ Naomi Osaka.

I don’t know if I’m ‘normal.’ ~ Naomi Osaka.

It takes me a while to absorb things. ~ Naomi Osaka.

I can’t let myself act immature, in a way. ~ Naomi Osaka.

For me, as long as my family’s happy, I’m happy. ~ Naomi Osaka.

I’m just really excited every time I play a match. ~ Naomi Osaka.

Best Naomi Osaka Quotes

Sorry, public speaking isn’t really my strong side. ~ Naomi Osaka.

Every time I have a dream, somehow I accomplish it. ~ Naomi Osaka.

I’m not really the type that spends money on myself. ~ Naomi Osaka.

In my day-to-day, I might speak, like, 10 sentences. ~ Naomi Osaka.

I’m really grateful that I get a lot of Japanese press. ~ Naomi Osaka.

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

I grew up surrounded by both Haitian and Japanese culture. ~ Naomi Osaka.

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

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

Inspiring Naomi Osaka Quotes

Everyone around me has more confidence in me than I do in myself. ~ Naomi Osaka.

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

I feel like I didn’t really know how to cope with not playing well. ~ Naomi Osaka.

I don’t think you can win a Grand Slam and not be confident in yourself. ~ Naomi Osaka.

When I play my match, everything else is completely not in my mind anymore. ~ Naomi Osaka.

For me, I do better in Grand Slams. I like when there’s more people watching. ~ Naomi Osaka.

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

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

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

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

Inspirational Naomi Osaka Quotes

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

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

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

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.

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.

Powerful Naomi Osaka Quotes

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 don’t really know what feeling Japanese or Haitian or American is supposed to feel like. I just feel like me. ~ 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Famous Naomi Osaka Quotes

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.

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.

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.

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.

In a perfect dream, things would be set exactly the way you would want them. But I think it’s more interesting that in real life, things aren’t exactly the way you planned. ~ 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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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