Haitian-Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka’s fame and popularity continues to grow so much so that she is gracing the cover of ESPN magazine. The 21-year-old is the covergirl for the fourth annual World Fame 100 issue, a list that ranks how famous athletes are based on social media followers, endorsement dollars and other figures.
The World No.1 looks bad in a good way, brandishing her racquet next to a caption that reads “the big shot.”
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@Naomi_Osaka_) March 8, 2019
The actual rankings for ESPN’s release have not been released yet.
In 2018 Roger Federer ranked 5 on the list, while Rafael Nadal ranked 8. Serena Williams was the top-ranked women at 12, and Novak Djokovic placed 14th.
Maria Sharapova ranked 21 and Venus Williams ranked 48.
Naomi recently made the front cover of the New York Times Magazine, Times Magazine and now ESPN Magazine. That’s absolutely massive for herself and for women tennis.