Mari Osaka

Mari Osaka (大坂 まり, Ōsaka Mari, born 3 April 1996) is a Japanese tennis player.[1] She is the older sister of Naomi Osaka.

Mari Osaka
大坂 まり
Full nameMari Osaka
Country (sports) Japan
Born (1996-04-03) 3 April 1996 (age 24)
Osaka, Japan
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money$76,169
Singles
Career record162–132 (55.1%)
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 280 (28 May 2018)
Current rankingNo. 305 (26 August 2019)
Doubles
Career record4–16
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 907 (17 April 2017)
Last updated on: 15 April 2019.

BiographyEdit

Osaka was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and a Haitian father.[2] She speaks English and Japanese, and grew up in Fort Lauderdale.

Osaka made her WTA Tour debut at the 2014 Bank of the West Classic, in the doubles event partnering with Marina Shamayko, losing in the first round to Varvara Lepchenko and Ajla Tomljanović.

She made her WTA singles debut at the 2019 Miami Open having received a wildcard into the main draw.

ITF finalsEdit

Singles: 4 (4 runner–ups)Edit

Legend
$100,000 tournaments
$75,000/$80,000 tournaments
$50,000/$60,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000/$15,000 tournaments
Finals by surface
Hard (0–2)
Clay (0–2)
Grass (0–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Sep 2012 ITF Amelia Island, United States 10,000 Clay   Jamie Loeb 3–6, 5–7
Loss 0–2 May 2017 ITF Goyang, South Korea 25,000 Hard   Peangtarn Plipuech 6–7(7–9), 0–6
Loss 0–3 Jul 2017 ITF Denain, France 25,000 Clay   Lina Gjorcheska 2–6, 7–5, 6–7(6–8)
Loss 0–4 Oct 2018 ITF Florence, United States 25,000 Hard   Bianca Andreescu 4–6, 6–2, 3–6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Getting to know... Naomi Osaka". Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Naomi Osaka Biography", WTA.

External linksEdit