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Naomi Osaka: Netflix launches trailer for new documentary series on tennis superstar

The video streaming service launched the primary have a look at its new sport title on Tuesday, centered on the lifetime of the four-time grand slam champion and her struggles with being catapulted into the general public eye.

‘Naomi Osaka,’ personally narrated by the tennis star, appears again on the 23-year-old’s upbringing and the way her 2018 US Open win turned her into an “in a single day superstar.”

“The series is about Naomi’s journey, inside a snapshot of her life,” director Garrett Bradley, whose movie ‘Time’ was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, stated in a press launch.

“But it is also about life’s objective, about private value, concerning the braveness that it takes to permit one’s private values to tell their work and vice versa.

“More than something, I’d hope individuals can really feel the ability of empathy and to really feel inspired to take probabilities in life, maybe particularly in moments the place the stakes can really feel impossibly excessive.”

Osaka will make her return to aggressive tennis on the Olympic Games in Tokyo after withdrawing from the French Open, citing mental health reasons. She later introduced she had additionally withdrawn from this yr’s Wimbledon.

The Japanese world No. 2 revealed she had “suffered lengthy bouts of despair” since successful her first grand slam title in 2018.

“I really feel just like the platform that I’ve proper now’s one thing that I used to take for granted, and for me I really feel like I needs to be utilizing it for one thing,” she stated in a press launch for the new series. “I imagine, as a substitute of following, you must make your individual path.”

The three-part documentary will air on July sixteenth.

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