Naomi Osaka's Weight Gain: Is the Tennis Player Having Fitness Issues?

As per many speculators, Naomi Osaka’s weight gain is the major reason for her poor performance. As she lost to Danielle Collins in the first round of the US Open, her fans are worried about her fitness. Well, depression might be the reason for the tennis player’s current body and appearance.

Naomi Osaka, born on October 16, 1997, in Chūō-Ku, Osaka, is a professional tennis player from Japan. She is the first Asian player to reach the No. 1 position in singles, according to the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA).

Osaka’s father Leonard François is from Jacmel, Haiti, while her mother Tamaki Osaka is from Nemuro, Hokkaido, Japan. She has an older sister, Mari, who is also a former professional tennis player.

After the 2019 Australian Open, Osaka parted ways with Sascha Bajin, her coach for her two Grand Slam wins. Jermaine Jenkins was her next coach, but by 2020, she had switched to Wim Fissette.

Osaka, who held dual citizenship with Japan and the United States, revealed in October 2019 that she would give up her US citizenship and participate for Japan in the 2021 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Recently, Naomi Osaka was knocked out of the US Open in the first round by American Danielle Collins. She had a tough draw against a late-blooming American player, and the players slugged it out brilliantly.

Likewise, her appearance at the match seemed very different than before with some fat gain on her body. So, many people started claiming that she had lost because of her current weight gain. Well, let’s discuss her recent appearance.

Previously, we touched on the weight gain efforts of Elizabeth Berkley and Anne Hathaway.

Naomi Osaka’s Weight Gain: The Athlete Seems to Be Very Unfit and Hasn’t Been Able to Perform!

According to some people, Naomi Osaka‘s weight gain has been the major reason for her being unable to perform as she has not won a major trophy since her transformation.

During the 2018 US Open, Naomi Osaka (@naomiosaka) suffered from depression and the news broke when she refused to appear in required press conferences during the French Open, for which she was fined $15,000 USD.

The 24-year-old tennis sensation stated that she isn’t interested in what other people think about her outfit choices. She was left defending herself against critics who asked her to maintain her current weight gain after she shared numerous not-so-unusual summer-friendly images on her Instagram account.

Due to depression, Osaka lost a match to Leylah Fernandez and during the match, she threw her racket three times and received a code violation for throwing a ball at the fans. At the 2022 Indian Wells Open, she broke down in tears and had to seek therapy. Later, she stated that the treatment is assisting her in improving her health and is now prepared to deal with a similar scenario in the future.

The athlete’s images were not out of the ordinary for a woman of her age and featured posts about her daily life as well as pool snaps of her chilling. Osaka was posed in profile in a yellow bikini in one photo. Critics questioned whether the actress was pregnant or underwent a significant weight gain after seeing the shot. Osaka ultimately addressed the drama on her Twitter account, saying,

I just wanna say it’s creeping me out how many people commenting @ me to maintain my ‘innocent image’ and ‘don’t try to be someone you’re not. You don’t know me, I wear swimsuits to the pool. Why do you feel like you can comment on what I can’t wear?

Therefore, it seems as if the athlete is not in her best shape which is also affecting her performance. We wish her the best to get back in shape and lift a major trophy once again very soon.

Naomi Osaka Ousted by American Danielle Collins in the First Round of US Open!

Danielle Collins, who reached the Australian Open finals in January and was the 19th seed in Queens, was far too aggressive. Collins won the first-set tiebreaker and defeated unseeded Naomi Osaka 7-6, 6-3 in a 12:30 a.m. match. Wednesday. After losing the match Osaka explained,

I’m the type of person that thinks a lot, to the point where I overthink. Sometimes when I play matches, I have to tell myself to stop thinking, just go more on instinct. I feel like I just have to chill a little bit, because there’s a lot of like random chaos in my head right now.

The players didn’t take the court until 11 p.m. at Arthur Ashe Stadium, but the quality of tennis was fantastic. Collins returned to serve with style, and the 27-year-old triumphed despite losing all three previous meetings with the former Queens resident and Japanese citizen.

Meanwhile, Osaka, a two-time U.S. Open titles (2018, 2020), has struggled with mental health concerns, spending much of the match yelling at her faults in Japanese and English.

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