“What do I do if I am not a good tennis player?” Naomi Osaka questions in the trailer of her Netflix documentary series.
On Tuesday, the video streaming service released the first glimpse at its new sports title. It focused on the life and struggles of the four-time Grand Slam champion and how they were catapulted into public attention.
Naomi Osaka, the tennis star, narrates the story of the 23-year old’s childhood and how she became an “overnight superstar” after her win at the 2018 US Open.
“The series is about Naomi’s journey, within a snap of her life,” Garrett Bradley, director of ‘Time’, stated in a press release. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.
“But, it’s also all about life’s purpose, personal worth, and the courage it takes to let one’s personal values inform their work, and vice versa.
“More than anything I hope that people can feel the power and encouragement to take chances in their lives, especially when the stakes can seem high.”
After withdrawing from the French Open due to mental health reasons, Osaka will return to competitive tennis at Tokyo’s Olympic Games. Later, she announced that she had also pulled out of this year’s Wimbledon.
Japanese world No. 2 revealed that she had suffered “long bouts of depression” since winning her first grand slam title in 2018. The Japanese world No. 2 said she had suffered “long bouts of depression” after winning her first grand-slam title in 2018.
In a press release, she stated that the platform she has right now was something she used for granted. “I believe that instead of following others, you must make your own way.”