Naomi Osaka has shot to super stardom by winning the 2018 US Open. But 10 years ago, she was just a kid playing competitive games against her family and friends.
In a throwback home video, a 10-year-old Osaka took on a chopstick competition with beans, and thoroughly beat her opposition.
You may know that Naomi Osaka is the 2018 U.S. Open champion.— History of Tennis (@HistoryOfTennis) September 13, 2018
But 10 years ago, in a home movie, she was already a winner.
Warning: adorable as heck. pic.twitter.com/BEGLYEzbcL
Who knew that a decade later she would beat all of the opposition in New York to life her first Grand Slam title? Understandably, the 20-year-old was embarrassed by the release of the footage.
I always knew this would come back to haunt me. I just never knew when ???? https://t.co/DwWWvnvGMw— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) September 13, 2018
Osaka has become a household name thanks to her stellar 2018 season, and has shot up to No. 7 in the world.
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