Tennis Phenom Naomi Osaka Signs Deal with Nike

Two-time Grand Slam champion and the world’s current No. 1 player, Naomi Osaka, has joined the Nike roster with a new endorsement deal.

“I’m proud to become a member of the Nike family and excited about getting involved in all of the opportunities Nike has to offer,” said Osaka. “Nike has a legendary track record of writing history and I look forward to being a part of those moments for many years to come.”

Osaka, the first Japanese-born player to rank No. 1 in the world of women’s tennis, has emerged as the most exciting player in her sport. Nike is more than honored to add her to its elite list of athletes.

“As we continue to inspire millions of athletes to chase their crazy dreams, Naomi is an incredible talent to add to our roster and help drive our commitment to inspiring a new generation of female athletes,” says Amy Montagne VP, GM of Global Categories. “We are thrilled to have her join our team.”

Osaka’s first official competition in Nike sneakers and performance apparel will be the WTA Event in Stuttgart beginning on April 22.

Prior to her budding deal with Nike, the Japanese star had been tied to adidas.