Naomi’s reign is just getting started.
Less than a week after she topped Serena Williams in a controversial US Open final to became the first Haitian and Japanese player to win a Grand Slam title, the 20-year-old Osaka just might be the next face of Adidas.
Osaka already currently has a deal with Adidas that has been on for four years and is valued in the low six figures annually. Osaka’s agent Stuart Duguid has told The Times, Osaka’s apparel sponsorship deal expires at the end of 2018 and Adidas is moving quickly to hold onto the 20-year-old.
As London’s The Times reported, this year’s women’s champ is set to sign a new clothing deal with the company, and not just any clothing deal — the largest in the history of women’s tennis, worth $8.5 million per year:
“Osaka, from Japan, already had significant marketability as an Asian star, and that will only increase after her US Open success. The 20-year-old’s clothing contract with…