After iconic Nike shoes, Naomi Osaka engraves her dog Butta on special gear


Naomi Osaka hasn’t had the best season of her tennis career this year. The four-time Grand Slam champion has been plagued with injuries and erratic form in 2022. Additionally, she is yet to win a title this year, with her best result coming at the Miami Open where she finished second.

Additionally, in the current US Open, she lost in the opener to Danielle Collins of the United States. It was a disappointing comeback for Osaka after missing out on the Wimbledon Championships, having just one lone victory in four tournaments. Recently, she shared some memories from her time at the US Open this year.


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Naomi Osaka has a special place for her dog Butta

The 24-year-old took to Instagram to share photos and videos from her US Open campaign. In one of the videos, she showed off her new headphones. They were special for the Japanese star as they had his dog, Butta’s photo printed on them.


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Additionally, Osaka also shared some photos from their match and practice sessions. Recently, she also unveiled her new shoes inspired by her dog. Giving a glimpse of her shoes, Osaka said: “Comfortable shoes… Butta/Naruto for NY.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 30: Naomi Osaka of Japan celebrates against Marie Bouzkova of the Czech Republic in their women’s singles first round match on day one of the 2021 US Open at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 30 2021 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

Osaka had fond memories of the past at the US Open. Her first Grand Slam title came at this tournament even after defeating Serena Williams in the pinnacle clash to lift the 2018 US Open trophy. Moreover, she also won the title in 2020.


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Osaka will suffer a major setback in its WTA rankings

After a disappointing result at Flushing Meadows, the former world number 1 should suffer a blow to her WTA ranking. Following his first-round start, Osaka will lose crucial points in the WTA rankings after reaching the third round last year.


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She will potentially drop the top 50 in the WTA singles rankings when it’s updated after the US Open. Nonetheless, Osaka will be looking to come back strong in upcoming tournaments later this year.


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