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The Japanese player, Naomi Osaka has renounced U.S. citizenship. About it reports Reuters.
Osaka said he wants to represent Japan at the Olympic games in 2020 in Tokyo. She noted that the competition should become one of the most memorable things that happened to her in life. 21-year-old athlete has promised to bring Japan gold Olympic medal.
At the moment tennis players of dual citizenship. However, under the laws of Japan, a child born in the international marriage upon reaching 22 years of age must choose one of them.
In January 2019, the Osaka became the first Japanese woman to head the ranking of the Women’s tennis organization (WTA), and the youngest of the first racket of the world in history. On its account two victories in the tournament series “Grand slam”: at the Australian Open in 2019 and at the US Open in 2018, making it to the final she defeated Serena Williams.
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