Naomi Osaka set to land record adidas deal after US Open heroics
Fresh from her first ever Grand Slam title at the US Open, 20-year-old Naomi Osaka is poised to sign one of the biggest sportswear deals in history.
Osaka is already an adidas athlete but the sportswear company is poised to make her its highest-paid female star in history – along with a new deal acting as a spokeswoman for Nissan.
Osaka beat Serena Williams in the final at Flushing Meadows last week amid controversial scenes, as the American was docked a point and then a game for repeated code violations.
The huge story has brought in elements of race, gender and sporting integrity – but overlooked has been Osaka’s contribution to the final as she outplayed a player looking to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam titles.