Tamaki Osaka & Leonard Francois
Meet Tamaki Osaka & Leonard Francois; they are the amazing and proud parents of Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka, who reached her highest world No. 1 on the ATP world rankings on January 28, 2010, and current #3 in the world rankings on September 21, 2020.
Naomi Osaka Parents
Naomi is the younger of two daughters born to Tamaki Osaka & Leonard François, Tamaki hails from Japan, Francois was born in Haiti; he met Tamaki in New York where he was studying at the New York University. they dated for a few years and eventually tied the knot.
Leonard Francois was born on December 2, 1966, in Jacmel, Haiti; he attended Tilden High School and City Ciollege of New York, after he and his family moved to the United States when Naomi was around three years old.
Before all of that, Leonard and his wife Tamaki were living in Osaka, Japan when they welcomed Mari, born in 1996; subsequently, on October 16, 1997, came Naomi. Francois and Tamaki decided to give their daughters, Tamaki’s maiden name since they were living in Japan.
“It was mostly a practical question when they lived in Japan, useful for enrolling in schools and renting apartments.”
Leonard started training Mari and Naomi since they were four and three respectively, they moved to the U.S. along with Leonard’s parents in 2006.
“I grew up surrounded by Haitian and Japanese culture Naomi Osaka says. His father’s parents, who did not speak English, spoke Haitian Creole. My grandparents cooked West Indian recipes like “spicy Haitian stew”.
Leonard found that the U.S. Tennis Association showed little interest in Mari and Naomi, therefore he chose the Japanese Tennis Association. Naomi finally made into the WTA Tou in 2014.
We made the decision that Naomi would represent Japan at an early age. She was born in Osaka and was brought up in a household of Japanese and Haitian culture. Quite simply, Naomi and her sister Mari have always felt Japanese so that was our only rationale. It was never a financially motivated decision nor were we ever swayed either way by any national federation.
Leonard wanted for his daughters to start their tennis training, hoped he could train his daughters, like Richard Williams trained Serena and Venus Williams, Mr. Williams like him had zero tennis experience, but somehow he made it happened.
The blueprint was already there. I just had to follow it,”
And so Mr. Francois started training Naomi and Mari first in New York and then in Florida in 2006. Leonard worked at the International Outreach Association, he is the founder of IOA Production.
Naomi Osaka’s beauatiful andamazing momma was born on January 1st, 1971, in Hokkaido, Japan. Tamaki attended Hokusei Gakuen University. We found that Tamaki Osaka might be a ppurchasing agent at Crystal Mover Services. Inc. While Leonard took responsability for the girls’ training, Tamaki oversaw foundsing for their careers.
“My mum sacrificed a lot. We would go to tournaments and she would stay at home and work because someone had to pay for the flights and stuff. I’m very grateful for everything she’s done and I can only hope that what I’m doing now can repay her in some way.”
“When I was growing up my mum always worked, my mother was working a lot because my dad was always with us. He was the one who was our coach.”
Naomi’s parents Tamaki Osaka & Leonard François live in Boca Raton, Florida.
Naomi Osaka’s older sister Mari Osaka was born in Osaka, Japan on April 3, 1996, both Mari and Naomi are fluent in Japanese, like her younger sister, Mari stated her tennis training with her dad, she made her WTA doules debut at the age of 18, at the 2014 Bank of the West Classic, playing doubles with Russian tennis player Marina Shamayko.
Her WTA singles was at the 2019 Miami Open, against Whitney Osuigwe. She reached her highest world ranking of #280 on May 28, 2018
“When I was practising with my dad, I don’t think I would have made it if my sister wasn’t there.” Naomi said about her sister.
Naomi Osaka Wim Fissette
Wim Fissette, a former tennis player from Belgium has breen Naomi Osaka’s coach since January 2020. Prior to coaching Wim born on March 22, 1980, reached his highest singles ranking of world #1,292 in August 1999.
The beginning of his coaching career in 2009 with Kim Clijters, during their two years together Kim won two US Opens Championship, 2010 WTA Tour Championship, 2011 Australian Open, they ended their partnership in September 2011.
Wim later worked with German tennis player Sabine Lisicki, their highest achievement was at Wimbledon in 2013, where she was a runner-up. Fissette joined Simona Haleo coaching staff in 2014, who wasn’t sable to win any titles under Wim, in 2014, Halep was runner0-up at the French Open, they went their separate ways in Auggust 2014.
He worked with Victoria Azarenka in 2015 and coach Johanna Konta early in 2017, their short-lived partnership ended in October that same year. He coach Angelique Kerber the following year, she won Wimbledon that same year, unfortunately, Kerber’s opinions about her future direction contracdicted Wim, and they eventually decided to split up in October 2018.
Fissette joined Naomi Osaka on January 5th, 2020. He is married to former model Jasmien Clijsner.
Naomi Osaka Boyfriend
Is it unknown when or how Naomi Osaka met her boyfriend rapper YBN Cordae, but they made their relationship public sometime around August 2019. He has been on her social media regulardy since then, and also he sits with her parents during her matches.
Cordae, formerly known as YBN Cordae was born Cordae Amari Dunston on August 26, 1997, in Raleigh, North Carolina but grew up in Suitland, Maryland. He attended townson University for three years but didn’t graduate. He found a job at T.G.I Fridays in Maryland, which he absolutely hated.
“I was just miserable at work. This was in Baltimore. I was working at a Fridays in Baltimore.”
He had already started a music career firstly underthe name Entendre, but found little sucess, realsed his singleAnxiery in June 2014, and I’m So Anxious in August 2016; luckily he did much better when he joined YBN with YBN Nahmir and YBN Almighty Jay, during that time he changed his name to YBN Cordae. In May 2018, released his remix of Eminem’s song My Name Is.
He left YBN in August 6, 2020, dropping the YBN from his name. using his bith Name Cordae released his single Gifted in August 27, 2020.