Naomi Osaka fans were thrilled when the Japanese star posted photos of herself on social media while vacationing in Japan.
Osaka recently shared an image of herself wearing a cap on Instagram, looking happy and happy in front of a Buddha statue in what appeared to be a tourist spot.
The 24-year-old also posted a heartwarming caption which completed the uplifting image:
“If you’re happy, you’re rich,” she wrote. “If rich humans could buy happiness, they would. Cherish that feeling, anyway it’s a random cliche from Japan lol.”
Fans were quick to express their joy and appreciation, with one person saying they shared the Japanese player’s happiness.
“If you read this Naomi know that you are loved by so many people and seeing you happy makes us happy too,” a fan commented in response to the photo.
Osaka previously posted a photo of herself strolling the streets of Tokyo on Instagram a week earlier, with a fan identifying the location as Shibuya Crossing.
Naomi Osaka will play tune-ups in search of her third US Open title
Naomi Osaka has had a relatively unsuccessful season so far but has been active off the pitch.
The four-time Grand Slam champion has started her own sports agency called Evolve, which was created in association with her longtime agent, Stuart Duguid.
The Japanese youngster will be seen in action at the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic which kicks off in San Jose on August 1. Osaka made his WTA debut in the same tournament in 2014 which was then called the Bank of the West Classic.
She was last seen in action at Roland Garros where she suffered a first-round exit at the hands of Amanda Anisimova.
Naomi Osaka is also expected to play at the National Bank Open in Toronto before taking part in the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati ahead of the US Open.
Until 2021, the two-time US Open champion has won a hard-court Grand Slam every year since beating Serena Williams in an unforgettable final in New York in 2018.
Victory over Petra Kvitova in the title round in Melbourne the following year gave Naomi Osaka a second consecutive Grand Slam title and her first at the Australian Open.
A triumph over Victoria Azarenka in the 2020 US Open final was followed by a straight-set victory over Jennifer Brady in the Australian Open final last year.
The former world number one is yet to win a Grand Slam title this season.