Naomi Osaka is at the center of the world stage and wants to be there on her own terms.

At the end of this month, she is scheduled to be in New York for the U.S. Open, the final big tournament of the year. She will take the court after representing Japan in the Tokyo Olympics. If she plays in the Open, it will be the first time we have seen her, in professional competition, since she withdrew from the French Open and declined to play at Wimbledon.

Osaka, at age 23, is becoming a public relations and media enigma…

Dean Pagani

Photojournalism for Brands and Ideas.

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