Barely days after winning her first Grand Slam championship, Japanese auto giant Nissan has named 20-year-old tennis player Naomi Osaka its newest brand ambassador.
The announcement was made at Nissan’s Global Headquarters in Yokohama, marking one of Osaka’s first appearances in Japan since winning the title on September 8.
Osaka became the first Japanese player to win a women’s singles Grand Slam. Born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a Haitian-American father, she moved to the US when she was 3 years old and competes for Japan.
Osaka said: "This week has been a dream come to life, and I’m so honoured to represent Japan and Nissan on the world stage. "I was drawn to partner with Nissan because of its strong Japanese DNA and global competitive spirit. The brand is always challenging expectations, and I look forward to bringing its vision for driving excitement to new audiences around the world.”