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Full NameTamaki Osaka
First NameTamaki
Last NameOsaka
ProfessionCelebrity Mother
Birth CountryJapan
Gender IdentityFemale
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseLeonard Francois
No Of Children2

Tamaki Osaka is the mother of Naomi Osaka. She is a married woman and is a mother to two kids. 

She originally belongs to an area of Japan. She represents the Asian ethnicity. 

Naomi professionally serves as a Japanese tennis player. 

Moreover, she has grabbed the title of the number 1 player assigned by the Women's Tennis Association, including the first Asian player too. 

She was born to Leonard Francois and Tamaki Osaka and raised along with a sibling who is also a great tennis player like her.

Tamaki Osaka with her daughter Naomi Osaka.
Tamaki Osaka with her daughter Naomi Osaka. Source: Instagram

Tamaki had gone through a rough phase before marriage?

Tamaki is from Japan, and no doubt the place where she was raised had been following the strict rules of racial purity. 

She also believed the principles taught to her since young regarding black and white. 

Nevertheless, her thoughts changed after she met Leonard, a Haitian. 

The young Tamaki was attending high school at Hokkaido's capital, located in Sapporo. On the other hand, Leonard arrived during the first visit of foreigners. 

That's when their destiny met and began their romantic relationship. 

She hid it from her family as they followed the strict rules regarding racism. 

After telling the truth about her relationship to her family, all of them broke their relationship with her. Then, she moved to Osaka with Leonard.

Mother to two great children

Tamaki with her spouse lived in Japan for a while and then moved into New York later. 

Tamaki, after marriage, gave birth to two outstanding children named Naomi Osaka and Mari Osaka

Both of her girls are great tennis players. On the one hand, Naomi is considered a champion of the Grand Slam, including numerous awards, whereas her older sister Mari retired from tennis in 2021

Despite everything, they had used the name from their mother's side. 

Why? Well, it's because of the rules implemented by Family Registration Law in Japan. 

Nevertheless, her daughter holds the citizenship of both Japan and America.  

Tamaki's husband had taught their daughters to play tennis?

Tamaki's husband had indeed taught both their daughters to play tennis. 

Her spouse got inspired through Richard Williams, who also taught their daughters. That's why he came forward too. 

He used books and DVDs firstly to train his girls. In 2006, their whole family shifted to Florida, which gave the girls more opportunities to explore this field. 

Back in 2019, Leonard became the temporary coach for their younger daughter, Naomi, after her former coach backed out. 

Naomi then laughed and shared how her father would say to relax in the name of coaching, and not give her any strategies.

Tamaki Osaka with her husband Leonard Francois and daughter Naomi Osaka.
Tamaki Osaka with her husband Leonard Francois and daughter Naomi Osaka. Source: Instagram

Did Tamaki's parents accept them after their wedding?

Despite Tamaki going against her family to be with Leonard, the family built up a good relationship afterward. 

Well, before moving into their father's home country, both the girls were born and raised in Japan for years. 

They feel connected towards Japan more than America. 

Naomi was 11 years old, while Tamaki and Leonard decided to visit their grandparents' house along with their daughters. Nevertheless, they reunited back again.

A close look up at Naomi Osaka awards

Naomi had earned both name and fame at such a young age. Back in 2014, she debuted and won the game. 

After that, she was able to grab the Pan Pacific Open title, US Open title

Also, she was the first Japanese to win the Grand Slam. In 2019, she became Australian Open Champion, and then in 2020, she finally had the US Open title.

Is Tamaki’s daughter taking a break from tennis?

Sad but true, Tamaki’s daughter Naomi is taking a big break from playing. She stated that recently even if she wins the game, she doesn’t feel happy but feels relief. 

Likewise, if she loses, she becomes sad. She further said that it’s not normal in her view, then pointed out that she never really wanted to cry. 

Basically, at this point in her life, she wants to figure out what she wants to do. Later, from her trembling voice, Naomi stated that she also doesn’t know when she will be playing her next tennis game. 

Just after saying that, Naomi breaks into tears. Lastly, she said she would take a break from playing for a while. 

Naomi credited her mom Tamaki for her successful career

Naomi was captured praising her mother Tamaki on several occasions for being there to support her passion to date. 

Naomi shared while growing up, she had seen her mom work very hard to support her passion for playing. 

Further added that her mom always prioritize others and keeps on telling Naomi to embrace her diversity. 

Other than that, she also said that Tamaki had worked hard in order to pay for accommodations and flights during tournaments. 

Moreover, she would wake up at 4 am to work in order to finance her daughters. Also, the Netflix documentary in Osaka’s rise to success reveals the truth that Tamaki had slept in cars back then. 

In the old days, Tamaki also had an office job so that she could support her family financially. 

Lastly, Naomi herself stated in an interview that the main motivation to earn a handsome amount of money is to provide a lavish life for her parents in the upcoming years. 

As of now, Tamaki and her husband are stress-free regarding their girls financially. Their work is not revealed, but it is said that Tamaki and hubby served in the managerial purposes to their Olympic Cauldron daughter. 

As of today, their daughter Naomi is among the world’s five highest-paid tennis players. 

Net worth

Instead of Tamaki, let's take a look at her daughter's net worth. Naomi has a total estimated fortune of $25 million as of 2021.

Net worth$25 million
Income sourceJapanese tennis player


  1. Her daughter Naomi is 23 years old.

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Updated On Sat Jan 22 2022 Published On Sun Jul 18 2021 By shaumya

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