Naomi Osaka has agreed a deal with Nike
Last Updated: 05/04/19 2:41pm
World No 1 Naomi Osaka has agreed a deal with Nike, the sports apparel giant has announced.
The two-time Grand Slam champion, who had previously been tied to rival Adidas, will first wear Nike gear at the Stuttgart Grand Prix later this month.
"I'm proud to become a member of the Nike family and excited about getting involved in all of the opportunities Nike has to offer," said Osaka.
"Nike has a legendary track record of writing history and I look forward to being a part of those moments for many years to come."
Osaka became the first Japanese player to win one of the four majors when she overcame Serena Williams at the US Open in September and she followed it up in style with victory against Petra Kvitova at the Australian Open earlier this year.
"Naomi is an incredible talent to add to our roster and help drive our commitment to inspiring a new generation of female athletes," Nike VP Amy Montagne added. "We are thrilled to have her join our team."
Osaka's ascent to the top of the women's game has made her a hot marketable commodity for the world's top brands.
She already has deals with Japanese airline All Nippon Airways, car manufacturer Nissan and watch company Citizen, amongst others.
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