Naomi Osaka has established herself as a history maker. After winning her first Grand Slam at the US Open, the Japanese sensation has had strong showings in the Asian swing, propelling her to world No. 4.

In defeating Zhang Shuai, Osaka reached the Beijing semifinals, cementing her place in history. She is now tied with Kimiko Date and Kei Nishikori as the highest-ranked Japanese player of all time.


Currently almost 700 points behind Angelique Kerber, Osaka has a chance of bumping her ranking up to No. 3 at the WTA Finals in Singapore. For now, she's just enjoying this moment.


Osaka has qualified for the year-end tournament in Singapore alongside Simona Halep, Kerber, Caroline Wozniacki and Petra Kvitova.