Tennis Star Naomi Osaka to Have 3-Part Docuseries About Her Life on Netflix

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVJuly 7, 2021

FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, Japan's Naomi Osaka walks into Margaret Court Arena for her second round singles match against China's Zheng Saisai at the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Australia. Naomi Osaka is a tennis superstar, the highest-earning female athlete in the world and represents Japan, making her a strong medal contender for the host country. Then, of course, came the series of events that began unfolding less than two months before the July start of the Summer Games.(AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)
AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File

Tennis star Naomi Osaka will be the subject of a three-part docuseries on Netflix that will first air July 16.

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Naomi Osaka is getting her own three-part docuseries on Netflix 🔥<br><br>The series will be produced by LeBron James and Mav Carter’s UNINTERRUPTED and Film 45 <a href="https://t.co/02PulMW1KW">pic.twitter.com/02PulMW1KW</a>

Uninterrupted released a trailer for the project on Tuesday:

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Walk a mile in Naomi’s shoes, come see what you’ll find 🚶🏾‍♀️🎾 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MoreThanAnAthlete?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#MoreThanAnAthlete</a><br><br>We've been inside with <a href="https://twitter.com/naomiosaka?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@naomiosaka</a>, authentically exploring her life as an elite global superstar and a young woman navigating a pressure-filled world. Dropping 7.16, only on <a href="https://twitter.com/netflix?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@netflix</a> 📺 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NaomiOsaka?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NaomiOsaka</a> <a href="https://t.co/SjDZa9tAi3">pic.twitter.com/SjDZa9tAi3</a>

Only 23, Osaka has had quite the career already. She's a four-time Grand Slam champion and first attained the No. 1 ranking in the world in January 2019. She currently sits second behind Ashleigh Barty.

Osaka has been outspoken away from the court as well.

During the 2020 U.S. Open, she wore protective face masks bearing the names of Black victims of police brutality or racist violence. Her social activism helped her win the Associated Press' Female Athlete of the Year for 2020.

In May, the Japan native withdrew from the French Open and was forthcoming about the emotional strain she has experienced in the past. That continued the ongoing discourse around athletes and how they balance the demands of their profession on their mental health.

Barring an unforeseen development, Osaka still has plenty of time to run in her tennis career. But her documentary won't be lacking in compelling storylines.