Rarely in a generation does an athlete emerge who not only redefines their sport, but also uses their influence and personal style to ignite conversation on a global stage. 23-year old Japanese Naomi Osaka is one of those unique stars and she has joined luxury Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer’s impressive ambassador roster that includes some of the world’s best young talents.
Sports Illustrated has described Naomi Osaka as "the future of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA)”. It makes sense: she bridges generations and is truly multicultural. Born in Osaka to a Japanese mother and a Haitian-born father, she moved to the USA when she was a toddler and still makes her home there but when the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are finally contested in August of 2021, she will be playing for the host nation. "We are very proud to have Naomi join the TAG Heuer family. Her athletic record and commitment to excellence are outstanding but even more impressive is her passionate spirit and drive for advocacy which is an inspiration to so many. We are excited to support Naomi as she kicks off her 2021 season and prepares for her Olympic debut” says Frédéric Arnault, CEO of TAG Heuer. Naomi Osaka: "I’m excited and honored to join TAG Heuer as brand ambassador. It’s a partnership and friendship that exemplifies our shared mindset and values. The brand’s trailblazing approach with their ‘Don’t crack under pressure’ motto speaks to the way I live my life both on and off the court.”
TAG Heuer and Tennis: a perfect match
Naomi Osaka joins a fearless generation of talent and courage at TAG Heuer. Precision and mental strength are essential to taking home the trophy. These same values have been upheld by TAG Heuer since 1860. Known for developing innovations that enhance the measurement of sports performance, the brand is committed to achieving ultimate precision. Its involvement in tennis, one of the world’s most popular sports, is a natural fit for a company that partners with the most intense and most thrilling sporting events across the globe to time champions as they push their limits, achieve the impossible and never crack under pressure.