Osaka took to Twitter to open up about her new doc, Naomi Osaka: Playing By Her Own Rules
Naomi Osaka took the world by storm after her 2018 U.S. Open victory over Serena Williams. Following Osaka’s nod as ESPN’s Female Athlete Of The Year, a brand new, three-part docuseries arrived on Netflix titled Naomi Osaka: Playing By Her Own Rules; and on the day of its premiere, Osaka took to Twitter to disclose she was “terrified” of the doc’s launch.
Osaka, who got here underneath fireplace after withdrawing from the French Open and Wimbledon to concentrate on her psychological well being, was apprehensive that the collection would deliver new criticism “in light of everything that happened recently I was terrified of this being released,” she tweeted.
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) July 16, 2021
“This isn’t like a tennis match where I win or lose and from there people can say whether I did well or not,” the tennis star, whose namesake Barbie has already sold out after debuting final week, shared in a candid put up. “This is a look into my life from certain time periods and I can’t fight the feeling of wondering how will it be received.”
“You just have to keep going out there every day trying to figure stuff out… Everyone’s built differently. So we all have our different strengths.” – @naomiosaka
Naomi Osaka, the three half docuseries is now enjoying on Netflix pic.twitter.com/TEcLWiZeOz
— Strong Black Lead (@strongblacklead) July 16, 2021
“You just have to keep going out there every day trying to figure stuff out… Everyone’s built differently. So we all have our different strengths,” Osaka writes.
As she appears ahead to viewers understanding her decision-making course of via the docuseries, which has been in improvement for 2 and a half years, Osaka additionally mirrored on the chance to share her life story with followers.
“I hope there are pieces that people can relate to and maybe other pieces that would help people understand why I make the choices I make,” she says. “If it doesn’t that’s cool too, it took me a while but I realize that I can’t please everyone and I’m really not trying to. When I go to sleep at night I can only hope I am at peace with myself and I hope the same thing rings true for anyone reading this. I’m excited/nervous for you guys to see it and I hope you enjoy it lol. Love you all and stay safe.”
Naomi Osaka started enjoying tennis for a really private cause: to present her mom a greater life.
The new three-part documentary collection — Naomi Osaka — is now on Netflix pic.twitter.com/kn9S1HY94w
— Netflix (@netflix) July 16, 2021
Her candid remarks about prioritizing her psychological wellbeing has been lauded by many who really feel the toll of pretending all the pieces is okay.
ESPYS host Anthony Mackie touches on Naomi Osaka’s stance on prioritizing psychological well being. 👏 pic.twitter.com/3u0tgOHLhU
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) July 11, 2021
Earlier this month, Osaka wrote an essay for Time the place she advised readers “it’s OK not to be OK.”
— TIME (@TIME) July 10, 2021
“I do hope that people can relate and understand it’s OK to not be OK; and it’s OK to talk about it. There are people that can help, and there is usually light at the end of any tunnel,” she mentioned. “Michael Phelps told me that by speaking up, I may have saved a life. If that’s true, then it was all worth it.”