Even in the celestial constellations of all-time tennis greats, there's never been a star who has risen quite like Naomi Osaka. Matching next level talent with a commitment to speaking out on the issues that affect her, she truly represents the best of what a professional athlete can be. Which is why the announcement of an upcoming three-part Netflix documentary detailing her rise has got us all in our feels.
Well, that and the trailer of course. Boasting "unprecedented" access, Naomi Osaka (directed by Academy Award-nominee Garret Bradley and produced by none other than LeBron James) charts an emotional journey of Osaka's past two years – a whirlwind that has seen the star defend gram slam titles, become the face of a new mould of activist, and boldly question the narrative of athlete's mental health at press events. But as the trailer shows, the documentary will also shed a light on her family history in Haiti and Japan and the importance it continues to play in her life both on and off the court.
Naomi Osaka premieres on Netflix on July 16.
Revisit our FRONTPAGE interview with Naomi Osaka here.