On Friday, four-time Grand Slam champion New York sat on the court at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for Friday’s WNBA match between Liberty and Phoenix Mercury.
She saw Liberty’s Natasha Howard dominate the paint, with league legend Diana Taurasi scoring five of three-pointers, New York guard Sabrina Iones reaching a triple-double, and Phoenix’s Skylar Diggins-Smith scoring 27 points and seven assists.
This is enough to win Osaka.
“I went to my first WNBA game,” she tweeted Friday night. “I am in love and am constantly inspired by strong, athletic, and beautiful women.
Three days later, and just hours before his first-round match at the US Open, he was seen wearing a seafoam-green Ionescu Liberty jersey as he warmed up on the Osaka practice courts.
She has established herself as a proponent of women’s sports on the Osaka tennis court through her play and her investments.
She is the co-owner of the National Women’s Soccer League team, two-time champion North Carolina Courage, and has invested and been a partner in several companies that promote women’s sports and athletes.
Perhaps the ownership stake in the WNBA group could be the next addition to Osaka’s diversified investment portfolio. According to Forbes, money is no commodity for the US Open champion, who earned $ 60 million from May 2020 to May 2021.
Osaka, the WTA’s third-ranked player, began her bid to retain her title at Flushing Meadows at 7:30 pm on Monday. ET, she will face Zechariah’s Mary Bouzkov on the Central Court at Arthur Ashe Stadium.