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Naomi Osaka has debuted her own documentary series on Netflix. The three-part docuseries is about her life, her career as an athlete, and her purpose. The series also aims to focus on one of Osaka’s favourite themes, Self-worth. 

The series which is directed by Oscar nominee Garrett Bradley begins with the aftermath of Osaka’s withdrawal from Wimbledon in June and the earlier French opening in May, to focus on her mental health. 

This situation caused a lot of uproars and started a lot of conversations on social media about how important it was for athletes to focus and prioritize their mental health over their work or how selfish such decisions could be. 

While Osaka has returned to the court for the Olympics, a quicker way to catch a long “glimpse” of the star tennis player is to watch the series. The show’s executive producers include LeBron James, Maverick Carter, and others 

The series also explores Haitian and Japanese background a lot. In the preview, she spoke about how she handles her tough moments saying “Whenever I’m in hard situations, my dad has always told me my ancestors were on the ship for, like, 40 days,” she says in the preview. “I use that as strength”. 

This documentary series hopefully brings a lot of accolades for the hardworking Osaka, as the young 23-year old has had to deal with a lot of backlash and bullying resulting from her withdrawal from two major tournaments.

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