All Nippon Airways (ANA) has finalized a
sponsorship agreement with 2018 US Open champion, Naomi Osaka.
deal means that Osaka's tennis gear will feature the ANA logo when
she plays in tournaments around the world, starting with the
Australian Open which is taking place at the moment.
"I am very excited to partner with
ANA, my favorite airline, as I travel for many months throughout
the year and ANA always delivers the best possible travel
experience for me and my team. I look forward to working closely
with the ANA team for many years to come," said Naomi Osaka.
Yuji Hirako, President and CEO of ANA, said, "We are very
pleased to partner with Naomi Osaka. She was born in Japan and
raised in the U.S., echoing both ANA's Japanese roots and its
global ambitions. Even after finding success as the first Japanese
tennis player to win the US Open, Osaka continues to push herself
to be the best. In addition, her professionalism, and strong
philanthropic efforts mean she will be a perfect ambassador to
represent ANA to the world."
Osaka was the first Japanese
tennis professional to win the US Open and is currently ranked 4th
in the world by the Women's Tennis Association. Her career
achievements and dedication to success resonate strongly with the
values that inspire ANA to offer the ideal travel experience.