Saturday, 23 Jan 2021
Nissan has named 20-year-old tennis player Naomi Osaka its newest brand ambassador. The announcement was made at Nissan’s Global Headquarters in Yokohama, marking one of Naomi’s first appearances in Japan since winning the title on September 8.

Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka joins Nissan as brand ambassador

Armed with her potent groundstrokes and powerful serve, Osaka became the very first Japanese player to win a women’s singles Grand Slam. Born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a Haitian-American father, she moved to the US when she was 3 years old and competes for Japan.

She mentioned, “This week has been a dream come to life, and I’m so honoured to represent Japan and Nissan on the world stage. I was drawn to partner with Nissan because of its strong Japanese DNA and global competitive spirit. The brand is always challenging expectations, and I look forward to bringing its vision for driving excitement to new audiences around the world.”

As element of the partnership, Osaka will seem in international promotions and marketing for Nissan, and Nissan will help her activities as a tennis player, which includes supplying Nissan autos at her tour destinations.

Asako Hoshino, senior vice president at Nissan Motor Co, Ltd, mentioned, “With a combination of grit and grace, Naomi is not afraid to take on the best tennis players of our time, and win. This is the same spirit of performance that Nissan has embodied throughout our history – exemplified most recently by the Nissan LEAF, which defied the odds to become the best-selling electric vehicle in the world. Just like Naomi, Nissan is just getting started.”

Naomi turned pro in 2013 and certified for the Women’s Tennis Association tour championship at age 16, debuting at the Bank of the West Classic in Stanford, Calif. In 2016, Naomi certified to enter her very first Grand Slam tournament, the Australian Open, and produced it into the third round. The exact same season, she also reached the third round of the French Open and the US Open. In October 2016, she was the runner-up at the Toray Pan Pacific Open. The efficiency earned her the title of ‘WTA Newcomer of the Year’. In March, she became the very first Japanese lady to win a Premier Mandatory occasion, at the WTA Indian Wells tour. Recently, she became the very first Japanese player to win a women’s singles Grand Slam.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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