Osaka sets Olympic stage, Okoth first in action for Team Kenya

Naomi Osaka

Japanese tennis player Naomi Osaka holds the Olympic Torch before lighting the flame of hope in the Olympic Cauldron during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium, in Tokyo, on July 23, 2021.

Photo credit: Hannah Mckay | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Young Osaka, seen as a role model for budding tennis players in her home nation and under pressure to win an Olympic gold on home court, has been at sixes and sevens lately, her nervous relations with media dominating recent headlines.

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