Netflix is making a documentary series about Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka.
Osaka, 22, has had an eventful and history-making last year. From the U.S. Open back in August to becoming the first Asian player to hold the top-ranking spot in singles in either men’s or women’s tennis, Osaka has already become a trailblazer in the sports arena. Those accomplishments and more will be featured in the new series and will show the athlete’s preparation for this year’s Grand Slam Tournaments as well as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The streaming powerhouse has yet to release the name of the series, but it will be presented in collaboration with LeBron James’ production house Uninterrupted and Maverick Carter. It will be produced by Film 45, which is owned by Endeavor Content. Garrett Bradley will direct the series.
In addition to winning two Grand Slams, one in 2018 and the other in 2019, Osaka is now ranked tenth in the world by the Women’s Tennis Association. Not only will the series cover her tennis career, but it will also take a look into her personal life, including her tight and hectic schedule, and cameras will go with her to Japan to show Osaka’s diverse Japanese and Haitian background.
“To be able to tell my story and let people in during this big year, working with a team that really understands me, has been a rewarding experience. It won’t look like a traditional sports documentary, and I’m so excited to share it with everyone,” said Osaka in a statement.