"What Am I, If I'm Not A Good Tennis Player?" Naomi Osaka Documentary Trailer Out

The three-part documentary series titled Naomi Osaka follows the journey of Osaka's life after her win at the 2018 US Open.

Tripti Shahi
Jul 07, 2021 12:55 IST
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Naomi Osaka Netflix Documentary: The first trailer of the Netflix documentary about Tennis star Naomi Osaka has been released on Wednesday, July 9. The newly released trailer dives into the 23-year-old  tennis player's life and career. At the beginning of the trailer for the three-part series, Osaka says, No one really knows the sacrifices that you make just to be good."

The documentary that will premiere on Netflix on July 16 globally dives into the intimate parts of her life. Naomi Osaka is directed by the Academy Award winner Garrett Bradley.

The three-part documentary series titled Naomi Osaka follows the journey of Osaka's life after her win at the 2018 US Open. Her win at one of the three Grand Slam tournaments led her to rise to stardom that became something the young tennis star herself could not quite understand. The trailer focuses upon the pressure of coming into the limelight at a young age and its effect on her, as Osaka became a four-time Grand Slam winner, the top-ranked player in tennis, and the highest-paid female athlete in the world before turning 23.

In the trailer she can be seen talking about the amount of attention that she gets is kind of ridiculous and no one "prepares you for that"`. In the trailer, Osaka also talks about her motivation behind starting to play tennis. Sharing the story of her life, the tennis player said that she started playing the sport because she wanted her mom to be happy and to stop working as she would work overtime and sleep in her car.


Further in the trailer, Osaka also talks about her ancestry, heritage, and the importance of it in her life. For the uninitiated her mother is Japanese and her father is Haitian. She says that the fact that her ancestors were on the ship for about 40 days, gives her the strength to move forward. Osaka has previously also talked about her ancestors in a tweet after winning her second US Open and third Grand Slam in 2020.

At the end of the trailer, Osaka talks about exploring her worth as a person and says, "For so long, I've tied winning to my worth as a person. Anyone that would know me, they know me for being a tennis player. So, like, what am I if I'm not a good Tennis player?"

Watch the trailer:

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