Tennis champion Naomi Osaka visits Haiti, her father’s homeland


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Three-time Grand Slam singles  champion Naomi Osaka arrived in Haiti on Monday last for a “surprise and discreet visit.”

An official from the Haitian Ministry of Sports said that Osaka, 22, was accompanied by a few members of her family and is expected to visit the famous Citadelle Laferrière, in Milot (North).

Naomi Osaka

The winner of the 2019 Australian Open, is reportedly in Haiti to film a documentary series directed by Netflix and dedicated to her life as a successful athlete.

Netflix wrote on its website, “The docuseries will follow the multiple times Grand Slam champion in the high-pressure year running up to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.”

In February, Netflix had announced the documentary series, but there is no information about a release date as yet.

This is Osaka’s third visit to Haiti.  Her last visit was in 2018, after defeating Serena Williams in the 2018 US Open finals.